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3. Reading 'Quaker faith & practice' - Autumn/Winter 2016/17 Cat No.Q3
About pathways

Pathways, steps and options

As you scroll down a pathway page, you will see that each pathway is made up of a number of linked steps designed to help you progress in your learning about the topic, with several options for learning activities at each step. Some options will be more suited to adults working alone, some to children or young people, and some for all ages together.

It is up to you whether you follow the steps or use the materials as you feel led, and you can always choose to do more than one learning activity from a particular step.

When you click on an option from the list it will expand and show you all the resources that are part of that option or needed for that session. Click again on the option title to close it.

There are four main types of resources:

  • text based resources: click 'view' to preview these in the 'BFT viewer' (which will open in a new tab) or 'download' them as pdfs. If you are using a screen reader you will need to download any pdf file and then open it to read it.
  • links to material on other websites: clicking 'view' will usually take you direct to that online material (opening in a new tab) but occasionally you will come to a BFT information page which has further instructions, for example 'Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click 'Cosmic Walk'.'
  • video resources: clicking 'view' will either take you to an embedded video player within Being Friends Together (which you can enlarge to full screen) or to the relevant page on another website where you will need to click on the video title, depending what kind of website is hosting the video.
  • audio resources: click 'download' to download the mp3 file to your computer.

Catalogue numbers

Each pathway, option and individual resource in Being Friends Together has its own unique catalogue number, displayed in the top right corner of the screen (and included in option titles). A quick way to find something that you have used before or following a recommendation from a friend is to search for it using its catalogue number: click on 'Catalogue Number Search' at the very top of the screen on any page of Being Friends Together, then type the catalogue number for the pathway, option or individual resource that you are looking for into the search box.

 

Reading Quaker faith & practice invites us to explore Quaker faith & practice through a programme of monthly reading and reflection sessions. We hope to discover together how our book of discipline can speak to our condition and deepen our spiritual lives.

Each month from October 2015 to April 2017 Reading Quaker faith & practice will offer group session guidance relating to a particular chapter or chapters, with options for longer or shorter sessions, and different response activities to allow for a variety of learning styles and preferences, or self-study materials for those working through the programme as individuals.

This third pathway runs from September 2016 through to January 2017.


For the first pathway, Autumn/Winter 2015/16, search for Catalogue Number Q1

For the second pathway, Spring/Summer 2016, search for Catalogue Number Q2

For the fourth pathway, Spring 2017, search for Catalogue Number Q4

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3. Reading 'Quaker faith & practice' - Autumn/Winter 2016/17
3. Reading 'Quaker faith & practice' - Autumn/Winter 2016/17
Introduction
Free

An introduction and calendar for the Reading Quaker faith & practice programme

3. Reading 'Quaker faith & practice' - Autumn/Winter 2016/17
Session 12: Centrally Managed Work & Sharing the Quaker Experience (Chapters 8&28) - September 2016
Free

Chapter 8 looks at the centrally managed work of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Britain, its structures, governance and management, and Chapter 28 considers how Friends past and present have gone about sharing the Quaker experience and message.

A group session focusing on Chapters 8 and 28 and the themes of the Centrally Managed Work and Sharing the Quaker Experience for up to 15 people, with options for longer or shorter sessions, and different response activities to allow for a variety of learning styles and preferences

 Session 12: Centrally Managed Work & Sharing the Quaker Experience (Chaps 8&28) - Group session planViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 1ViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 2ViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 3ViewDownload

Self-study activities focusing on Chapters 8 and 28 and the themes of the Centrally Managed Work and Sharing the Quaker Experience, with different response activities to allow for a variety of learning styles and preferences


 Session 12:Centrally Managed Work & Sharing the Quaker Experience (Chaps 8&28) - Self-study guidanceViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 1ViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 2ViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 3ViewDownload
3. Reading 'Quaker faith & practice' - Autumn/Winter 2016/17
Session 13: Advices and Queries & Area Meetings and Local Meetings (Chapters 1&4) - October 2016
Free

Chapter 1 focuses on the advices and queries offered for the challenge and inspiration of Friends, and Chapter 4 details the responsibilities and make-up of local and area Quaker meetings.

A group session focusing on Chapters 1 and 4 and the themes of Advices and Queries & Area Meetings and Local Meetings for up to 15 people, with options for longer or shorter sessions, and different response activities to allow for a variety of learning styles and preferences

 Session 13: Advices and Queries & Area Meetings and Local Meetings (Chaps 1&4) - Group session planViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 1ViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 2ViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 3ViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 4ViewDownload

Self-study activities focusing on Chapters 1 and 4 and the themes of Advices and Queries & Area Meetings and Local Meetings, with different response activities to allow for a variety of learning styles and preferences

 Session 13: Advices and Queries & Area Meetings and Local Meetings (Chaps 1&4) - Self-study guidanceViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 2ViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 4ViewDownload
3. Reading 'Quaker faith & practice' - Autumn/Winter 2016/17
Session 14: Our Peace Testimony (Chapter 24) - November 2016
Free

Chapter 24 explores our peace testimony, including its roots, our personal and practical witness to it, the dilemmas involved in a pacifist stance, the nature of conflict, and our vision for peace.

A group session focusing on Chapter 24 and the theme of Our Peace Testimony for up to 15 people, with options for longer or shorter sessions, and different response activities to allow for a variety of learning styles and preferences

 Session 14: Our Peace Testimony (Chapter 24) - Group session planViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 1ViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 2ViewDownload

Self-study activities focusing on Chapter 24 and the theme of Our Peace Testimony, with different response activities to allow for a variety of learning styles and preferences

 Session 14: Our Peace Testimony (Chapter 24) - Self-study guidanceViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 2ViewDownload
3. Reading 'Quaker faith & practice' - Autumn/Winter 2016/17
Session 15: Unity and Diversity (Chapter 27) - December 2016
Free

Chapter 27 explores our unity and diversity as a people of faith, including our relationship to other faiths and to the Christian church, with particular consideration of creeds, the Bible, priesthood and sacraments.

A group session focusing on Chapter 27 and the theme of Unity and Diversity for up to 15 people, with options for longer or shorter sessions, and different response activities to allow for a variety of learning styles and preferences

 Session 15: Unity and Diversity (Chapter 27) - Group session planViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 1ViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 2ViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 3ViewDownload
 Gratitude practice guidanceViewDownload

Self-study activities focusing on Chapter 27 and the theme of Unity and Diversity, with different response activities to allow for a variety of learning styles and preferences

 Session 15: Unity and Diversity (Chapter 27) - Self-study guidanceViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 3ViewDownload
 Gratitude practice guidanceViewDownload
3. Reading 'Quaker faith & practice' - Autumn/Winter 2016/17
Session 16: Stewardship and Unity of Creation (Chapters 14&25) - January 2017
Free

Chapter 14 looks at stewardship of our material resources, including the Quaker Stewardship Committee, Quaker finances, and how we look after our property, meeting houses and burial grounds, and Chapter 25 explores the unity of creation, our relationship to creation and the Earth, and our use of natural resources.

A group session focusing on Chapters 14 and 25 and the themes of Stewardship of Our Material Resources and Unity of Creation for up to 15 people, with options for longer or shorter sessions, and different response activities to allow for a variety of learning styles and preferences

 Session 16: Stewardship and Unity of Creation (Chapters 14&25) - Group session planViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 1ViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 2ViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 3ViewDownload

Self-study activities focusing on Chapters 14 and 25 and the themes of Stewardship of Our Material Resources and Unity of Creation, with different response activities to allow for a variety of learning styles and preferences

 Session 16: Stewardship and Unity of Creation (Chapters 14&25) - Self-study guidanceViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 2ViewDownload