Emily Provance, a young Friend, hosts Quaker Open Book, a collection of book groups facilitated through Facebook, designed as a way to support reading as a personal spiritual practice and to build connections between Friends who otherwise might never meet.
For each book group, she posts a query every two days, and participating Friends are also encouraged to ask one another questions about the readings. We read veeery slowwwly, about a chapter every two weeks.
Emily writes, “Mathilda Navias created something remarkable in writing Quaker Process for Friends on the Benches. What I love most about it is the way in which Navias approaches Quaker process – not by saying “this is THE way to do such-and-such” but by saying “look at all the ways Quakers do such-and-such.” For me, that shifts the focus from right/wrong to the spiritual principles beneath.”
First day: August 23rd, 2018
Join the Quaker Process for Friends on the Benches group here.
More information on Quaker Open Book can be found here.