KAREN SHIHADEH RSC.P
Begins February 6
6:30 – 7:30 PM
$40 / Drop-ins $15
In the Quaker Meditation sessions, you will enjoy:
•Silence and deep listening to messages of God within
•An opportunity to receive the Divine Word
•An opportunity to be an instrument to express the Divine Word
•Direct experience of equality of the Divine (the One) regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, culture, or social class.
•A loving community
Quakers (or Friends) are members of a historically Christian group of religious movements formally known as the Religious Society of Friends, Society of Friends or Friends Church. Members of the various Quaker movements are all generally united in a belief in the ability of each human being to experientially access "the light within," or "that of God in everyone."
Quakerism grew out of a climate of mysticism and likely was influenced by Dionysius (Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, Greek, 5th or 6th century mystic), Francis of Assisi, and Meister Eckhart. Quakers all share common roots in a Christian movement that arose in England in the middle of the 17th century.
Today, it is generally true that Friends still adhere to certain essential principles:
a belief in the possibility of direct, unmediated communion with the Divine (historically expressed by George Fox in the statement, "Christ is come to teach his people himself” and a commitment to living lives that outwardly attest to this inward experience.
Due to these principles of equality and pacifism, Quakers have often been at the forefront of social justice issues, like abolition of slavery, women’s suffrage, Native American rights, prison reform, and social equality, and also leaders in anti-war movements as conscientious objectors.