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4. Reading 'Quaker faith & practice' - Spring 2017 Cat No.Q4
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 fourth pathway runs from February to April 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 third pathway, Autumn/Winter 2016/17, search for Catalogue Number Q3

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4. Reading 'Quaker faith & practice' - Spring 2017
4. Reading 'Quaker faith & practice' - Spring 2017
Introduction
Free

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

4. Reading 'Quaker faith & practice' - Spring 2017
Session 17: Beyond BYM & Faithful Lives (Chapters 9&18) - February 2017
Free

Chapter 9 looks at relationships with religious bodies beyond Britain Yearly Meeting, including Quakers around the world, other Christian churches and other faith groups, and Chapter 18 introduces testimonies to the grace of God in the lives of faithful Friends.

A group session focusing on Chapters 9 and 18 and the themes of Beyond BYM and Faithful Lives 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 17: Beyond BYM & Faithful Lives (Chapters 9&18) - Group session planViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 1ViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 2ViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 3ViewDownload

Self-study activities focusing on Chapters 9 and 18 and the themes of Beyond BYM and Faithful Lives, with different response activities to allow for a variety of learning styles and preferences

 Session 17: Beyond BYM & Faithful Lives (Chapters 9&18) - Self-study guidanceViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 1ViewDownload
4. Reading 'Quaker faith & practice' - Spring 2017
Session 18: Openings & Leadings (Chapters 19&29) - March 2017
Free

Chapter 19 tells the story of our Religious Society from its beginnings in the mid-seventeenth century, including lives of early Friends, ‘gospel order’ and early expressions of Quaker testimony, and Chapter 29 considers where the Spirit is now leading us as Friends, both individually and corporately.

A group session focusing on Chapters 19 and 29 and the themes of Openings and Leadings 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 18: Openings & Leadings (Chapters 19&29) - Group session planViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 1ViewDownload
 Sacred Reading practice guidanceViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 2ViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 3ViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 4ViewDownload

Self-study activities focusing on Chapters 19 and 29 and the themes of Openings and Leadings, with different response activities to allow for a variety of learning styles and preferences

 Session 18: Openings & Leadings (Chapters 19&29) - Self-study guidanceViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 1ViewDownload
 Sacred Reading practice guidanceViewDownload
4. Reading 'Quaker faith & practice' - Spring 2017
Session 19: Introduction, History of Text & Concluding Questions - April 2017
Free

The Introduction and Note on the history of Quaker faith & practice, together with some concluding questions about your experience of reading and reflecting on Quaker faith & practice over the last 18 months. There is an invitation to share your responses to the question: 'What did you learn from the process of reading Quaker faith & practice?’ with others in the Yearly Meeting by email.

A group session focusing on the Introduction and History of the Text, together with some Concluding Questions for up to 15 people

 Session 19: Intro, History of Text & Concluding Questions - Group session planViewDownload
 Activity Sheet 1ViewDownload

Self-study activities focusing on the Introduction and History of the Text, together with some Concluding Questions 

 Session 19: Intro, History of Text & Concluding Questions - Self-study guidanceViewDownload