Friends, in a recent quarterly meeting in a presentation on Quaker Leadership we assembled were asked for an example of something that would be considered a "rule" in our meeting for discussion of…Continue
"My experience in Meeting for Business would support the statement in F & P (of which YM?) "It is Quaker custom, too, for persons who have once expressed their views clearly and adequately not to address the meeting again."
"I think a Quaker custom stated in Faith and Practice should carry a lot of weight, simply because Friends have put in lots of time and experience to arrive at that place. So there must have been a good reason for writing it down. This makes it worth…"
"This discussion is another indicator that some friends, and meetings, are not aware of what is customary in meeting for worship with concern for business. It is true that proceedings need not be ponderous, nevertheless they should…"
"Annie, unfortunately, many Friends' faith is privately, at least, "over my dead body" as opposed to the customary/primitive Quaker belief of "over His dead body". Therein lies both the challenge to die to (one)self and the…"
Friends, in a recent quarterly meeting in a presentation on Quaker Leadership we assembled were asked for an example of something that would be considered a "rule" in our meeting for discussion of how Friends and attenders learn what is OK and what is not in meeting and in Quaker practice. I suggested "Friends should speak only once to a matter under discussion." A weighty Friend among us stated that was just an assumption peculiar to some meetings (not his) and not part of our practice. So, as…See More
Daughter, sister, wife, aunt, friend, Quaker, energetic, full of ideas, loved and loving; photographer, singer; 20+ years a nurse practitioner; one of the founders of an "intentional family" in the 70's and we're still here! in the process of reflecting on and renewing myself since retirement. I have recently decided that my present goal is to move back to center, deepen my roots, and listen.
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