Forum on Imagining an Abolitionist Future, presented by Lillian Austin, Benjamin Lay Fellow – What does it mean to be an abolitionist? Historical abolitionist movements radically opposed human enslavement— and in our own historical moment, slavery still exists, legalized through the prison industrial complex. Join Lillian Austin this Sunday for a workshop that will walk through the history of Quakers in abolitionist movements and use it to guide a conversation about contemporary prison abolitionism and what it means for Quakers to imagine an abolitionist future. JOin us after worship (about 11:30 AM) either in the Meetinghouse or on Zoom (use same link found on home page).
Radnor Meeting, as a member of the Haverford Quarter, which includes Haverford, Old Haverford, Merion, Newtown and Valley Meetings, as well as Radnor, is hosting Quarterly Meeting on January 28. It will start at 9 am, before meeting for worship. At 10 am (during regular meeting for worship) there will be a Youth Meeting: Melinda Werner Bradley will provide a demonstration lesson about George Fox from the “Faith and Play” curriculum in the Fellowship Building (zoom technology not available). At 11 am Sheila Sorkin will review needs of aging members and attenders and the needs of their caregivers. She will present resources available through PYM.
Join the worship and ministry committee at the rise of meeting for worship in exploring ways to nurture vocal ministry in our community. How do you know if you are moved by the spirit to speak or moved by ego? How do you know when a message is meant for the community or for you alone? Are you quacking or are you quaking? Come and explore the mysteries, the beauty and wisdom of vocal ministry.
Explore the wisdom, wit and spirit of the Tao Te Ching, an ancient and timeless guide to living in peace and channeling the natural “flow” – or “the Way.” We will base our overview on Stephen Mitchell’s accessible and well-received translation (free copies for lucky participants!), with time to discuss comparisons and contrasts with Quaker values and viewpoints. Amateur seeker Michael Homans will lead and guide this review, and welcomes contributions from others who have insights or experience with the Tao. Kind of like Quakerism, everyone has a right to their own opinion of what the Tao means and whether it is valid – this forum will be a no judgment zone! THis is scheduled after worship services, typically around 11:30AM by Zoom or in person. See the Zoom link on the home page.
Our Climate Action Committee will hold a forum/discussion about what Friends can do to respond to our developing Climate Catastrophe. This will be an opportunity to discuss in groups how we feel about it, and what we are led to do as individuals, as part of the Meeting, and how we expect our country and state to respond. In light of what we know of the many contributing causes of this growing existential problem, we will explore how to find the spirit to respond to this challenge. This will be after worship service, approximately 11:30 AM.