Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
Time: 2nd mo. 18, 2011 at 6pm to 2nd mo. 20, 2011 at 1pm
Location: Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre
Street: 1046 Bristol Road
City/Town: Birmingham UK
Website or Map: http://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/…
Phone: +44 (0)121 472 5171
Event Type: nontheist, friends, conference
Organized By: UK Nontheist Friends Gathering
Latest Activity: 2nd month 10, 2011
On the fifth anniversary of the publication of "Godless for God’s Sake", Friends who are uneasy with supernaturalism are invited to share their experience of what it means to be a humanist, atheist or agnostic in our creedless Religious Society of Friends. An opportunity to share our journeys and explore creatively how best to combine adventurous commitment to the Quaker way with open and honest rejection of a theistic world view.
The cost is £152 for full board and conference facilities for the three days (dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday). For Saturday only it is £35, this includes lunch. Bursary assistance for Woodbrooke events is often available from local or area meetings.
There are two main areas to explore together:
What are we doing in Meeting for Worship and Meeting for Worship for Business? and looking to the future, we will discuss the formation of a UK Nontheist Friends Recognised Interest group of Britain Yearly Meeting. There will also be an opportunity to share our journeys and insights as Quaker nontheists.
You may be interested in the following resources of interest to nontheist Friends
- Godless for God’s Sake: Nontheism in Contemporary Quakerism In this book edited by David Boulton, 27 Quakers from 4 countries and 13 yearly meetings tell how they combine active and committed membership in the Religious Society of Friends with rejection of traditional belief in the existence of a transcendent, personal and supernatural God.
Available from Quakerbooks at FGC, Quaker bookshop at Friends House, Woodbrooke and amazon
- The website of nontheist friends http://www.nontheistfriends.org
- A Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nontheist_Friends
- A short history of Quaker nontheism http://www.nontheistfriends.org/article/roots-and-flowers-of-quaker-nontheism/