Albuquerque Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Adult Education provides regular opportunities to explore more about Quakerism: Who we are? What do we value? What do we do?
2nd & 4th Sundays from 9-10 AM
January & February 2021
Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman.
Scroll down for details & for instructions on how to obtain the book.
Zoom link sent via listserv Fridays.
Information: Contact Rob Pierson
"Worship Sharing focuses on a particular question and helps us to explore our own experience and share with each other more deeply than we would in normal conversation. It seeks to draw us into sacred space, where we can take down our usual defenses, and encounter each other in "that which is eternal."" (Friends General Conference)
In January-February 2021, Worship Sharing will focus on the Adult Education selection, Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman (scroll down for details).
We follow Worship Sharing guidelines developed by Friends General Conference. Click HERE to check out these guidelines!
Adult Education discussion begins with viewing a QuakerSpeak video. An online link to the video is sent to those on the AMM listserv during the preceding week. We suggest you take a peek at the video, if possible but not necessary, before you come.
Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings, by Joy Harjo, the first Native American poet Laureate of the U. S.
Fridays from noon - 2 p.m.
Reflection similar to lectio divina following 3 oral readings of a poem.
On Zoom - Get link via list serve
If you are not on the AMM listserv, you may request to be added by sending an email with your name/email address to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jesus and the Disinherited – New year! New book! Please join us on Sunday mornings in January and February as we read, discuss, and reflect on Howard Thurman’s short book, Jesus and the Disinherited.
Thurman, a 20th century black theologian, spoke to radical nonviolence - to how the gospel “may be read as a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised.”
His work influenced generations of civil rights leaders, including Martin Luther King, who studied this book during the Montgomery bus boycott. Thurman was a student of the Quaker Rufus Jones and remained a friend of Friends. Friends United Meeting has kept his books in print for generations.
The book is available to order in print and Kindle formats or as a free PDF that you can open below. If you want a print copy: https://bookstore.friendsunitedmeeting.org/products/jesus-and-the-disinherited? Contact email@example.com if you need assistance.
Rosemary Blanchard will guide Adult Education discussions in January and February on the 2nd and 4th Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (the usual Adult Ed timeslot). Members of Worship & Ministry will host worship sharing reflection on the book on the 3rd & 5th Sundays. So basically come to the 9:00 Zoom meetings starting with the first session on January 10th!
This is a book study – we will read a section and come ready for a one hour discussion. Please register – which merely means sending a note expressing intention to attend. That way we can get an idea of interest and make sure everyone has the right Zoom link, reading assignments, etc. firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends from all Meetings in the region are welcome to join.