“The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction”

A online reading and discussion group with Bob Runyan and Jim Anderson

Mondays across March: March 4, 11, 18, 25, and April 1, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
Each of the five sessions will be 90 minutes.

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New to Friends? Want a refresher? Just curious? Read along among friends, and discuss and reflect on this short classic by Ben Pink Dandelion. Jim and Bob will lead the group through the book’s chapters using small group queries and worshipful exchange.

Copies of the book are available from Pendle Hill, Friends General Conference books, and many other retailers. It is also available as an Ebook from various providers.

Take note! Ben Pink Dandelion has also written a longer book called “An Introduction to Quakerism.” While this book is highly recommended for those who wish to read more, this online reading group will be based on Ben’s short book “The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction.”

All are welcome to join this online reading group. Please send any and all questions to nico@quakercenter.org.

The facilitators

Jim Anderson, pictured above, and Bob Runyan, below, at the annual Quaker Center Music and Dance retreat last December.

Jim Anderson is a member of Chico Friends Meeting. He has enjoyed many years of teaching religious studies at CSU Chico, and finds opportunities now to teach and learn among Friends in the meeting and wider community. He is presently part of the committee working to revise Pacific Yearly Meeting’s Faith and Practice.

Bob Runyan is also a member of Chico Friends Meeting and a former co-director of Ben Lomond Quaker Center. He loves bringing people together to deepen our knowledge and experience of Quakerism.

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