This episode in the Jewels of Quakerism series addresses the beginnings of the traditional Silent Meeting for Worship within the context of denominational similarities, George Fox's personal impact, and Scriptural bases. It explores the utility of this worship as well as some of its potential effects, both individual and corporate.
The Jewels of Quakerism Project is a four-fold endeavor undertaken by Callid and Kristina Keefe-Perry. First. the Jewels of Quakerism is the name of a course taught for six weeks during the Summer of 2009 at the Pendle Hill Quaker Retreat Center in Wallingford, PA. That class will focus on another "Jewel" each week, showcasing the Keefe-Perry's understanding of what makes Quakerism unique and powerful.Second, the Project will publish an online survey once a week that will invite input from the wider Quaker world. Each week the responses to that survey will be included in the course taught on Thursdays, and made available at Callid's blog at quakerquaker.org. Third, after the Thursday course is taught each week, Callid and Kristina will create a web video that addresses much of the content covered in that week's class. These videos are intended to serve as information resources to the broader world interested in Quakerism and also as a bridging medium for folks who want to have a taste of what the course at Pendle Hill is like. Lastly, at quakerquaker.org, the Keefe-Perrys will maintain a blog for the duration of the course, making all videos and surveys available as well as providing a means for comments and forum posts.