Noted

This is our regular feature in which we briefly record interesting publications and websites that have come to our attention. Inclusion of an item in this format does not preclude a possible longer review in a later issue. We welcome suggestions for inclusion. 

Racism explored

Enlarging the Tent is a book of dialogues between two British Quakers, Jonathan Doering and Nim Njuguna, on the topics of racism and racial justice, and the Quaker responses to them.  The eight dialogues are accompanied by ten worksheets for use by individuals and discussion groups.
The book will be published by John Hunt Publishing in December.  We intend to include a review of it in our next issue.

Illustration by Marcela Terán/Liberation Works 

 

George Fox’s 400th Birthday

Friends around the world are making plans to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the birth of Quaker co-founder George Fox in 2024, through intergenerational events and activities that share the stories that connect us.

To support Friends wishing to organise events and activities, the FWCC World Office has published a birthday pack featuring children’s stories, a dramatic monologue, Bible study and prompts for worship sharing, as well as links to possible songs, meditations, courses and games. You can access the pack here.

Although Fox was born in July, events will take place throughout the year including celebrations at several Yearly Meetings; a special exhibition at the Quaker Tapestry Museum in England; online courses from Woodbrooke Quaker study centre; online sessions from both Experiment with Light and the Quaker Theological Discussion Group; and the World Plenary Meeting which is taking place in South Africa and online.

 The World Office is compiling a full list of events which will be published online. If you are planning any events, or you would like more information please get in touch with FWCC by emailing Susanna Mattingly, Communications Manager, FWCC.

 

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