This coming week, I’ll be sharing with New England Yearly Meeting for their Bible half-hours on the topic of “A Quaker Ecology: Meditations on the Future of Friends.” Sessions run from Saturday, August 1–9, 2020, and are virtual, so anyone can register and join (they ask for a payment to cover the cost of the technology and staff time; payment is sliding scale and also depends on how many events you attend). My talks will be at noon Eastern / 9am Pacific on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and I’ll share for half an hour and then there will be a half hour of unprogrammed worship.
I encourage you to also consider attending the plenary session by Dr. Amanda Kemp on Sunday, 8/2, starting at 2:45pm Eastern / 11:45am Pacific. From the NEYM website:
Dr. Amanda Kemp will be our plenary speaker on Sunday afternoon. A Friend from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Dr. Kemp is a passionate advocate for racial justice and healing and empowering cross-cultural dialogue. She is the author of Say the Wrong Thing: Stories and Strategies for Racial Justice and Authentic Community. Dr. Kemp has attended New England Yearly Meeting Sessions several times in the past and many New England Friends have benefitted from her workshops and wider ministry. We hope her presence with us will build on our ongoing commitment to recognize and dismantle white supremacy and patterns of oppression in our spiritual community and beyond. Learn more about her work on her website here.
UPDATE: Videos of Dr. Kemp’s plenary and my Bible Half-Hours are now available here.