Quaker Theological Discussion Group (QTDG) is welcoming registrants for their 2023 meeting. These panel discussions will be held via Zoom on December 1–2, 2023 at 8–10am PST / 11am–1pm EST / 4–6pm GMT (find the time in your time zone). These events are free! 

The theme for QTDG 2023 is “Tradition & Transformation: Quakerism 400 Years After the Birth of George Fox.” This will be part of a year-long conversation and celebration organized by Friends World Committee of Consultation, with events all over the world recognizing George Fox’s 400th birthday.

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  • Panel 1, Dec 1: Reconsidering Fox’s Rejection of Rituals
    Panelists: Alice Elliott-Sowaal and Diego Navarro, Barbara Birch, George Busolo Lukalo, Welling Hall

    • “Why We Need to Return to Practices that Can Move Us Beyond Inadvertent Somatic Individualism,” Alice Elliott-Sowaal and Diego Navarro
    • “Throwing out the Baby,” Barbara Birch
    • “Worship Tradition and Transformation Among Kenyan Friends,” George Busolo Lukalo
    • “Insights into Quaker Silence from Otto, Thurman, and Panikkar,” Welling Hall
  • Panel 2: Dec 2: A Great People Gathered? Quakers in Global Context
    Panelists: Emma Condori Mamani, Mark Russ, Rhiannon Grant, Robert J. Wafula

    • “Bolivian Indigenous Quakerism,” Emma Condori Mamani
    • “Whiteness and the Roots of the Quaker Universalist Discourse,” Mark Russ
    • “Theological Diversity as Growth and Foundation,” Rhiannon Grant
    • “New forms of orientation for the 21 century Africa Quaker movement,” Robert J. Wafula
  • Business meeting, Dec 2: if you can, stay after the panel on Saturday to learn more about Quaker Theological Discussion Group and Quaker Religious Thought, and help us brainstorm topic ideas for next year.



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