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Quaker Spirituality with Richard Bernard and Charles Jackson of Hockessin Friends Meeting

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Participants should expect to gain both knowledge and experience of Quaker Faith and Practice.  In the morning we will answer the questions "Who are the Quakers, what do they believe, and how do they practice their faith?" Questions and discussion will be encouraged.

In the afternoon, there will provide the opportunity to experience Quaker worship and worship sharing.


Richard Bernard, Hockessin Friends Meeting

Richard taught religion and Quakerism at Wilmington Friends School for 30 years.  An English major in college (Lafayette) and graduate school (Colgate), Richard is also a graduate of the Quaker Studies Program sponsored by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting where he had the opportunity to engage in Biblical studies, Christian Church history, and Quakerism.  He has taught Quakerism to many adult groups over the years. He is particularly interested in ways which enable us to access and express our inner spiritual lives. Richard joined the Religious Society of Friends in the early 1970’s.


Charles Jackson, Hockessin Friends Meeting

Charles, a native Delawarean raised in the Hockessin/Yorklyn area, attended First Day School at the Hockessin Friends Meeting beginning at age 6 and became a member of the Meeting in 1954 at the age of 16. He has maintained that membership even though spent 33 years of his adult life in Boston as an editor and publisher of business-related publications. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College and upon graduation was awarded a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for the study of history at the University of California in Berkeley. In Boston he earned a Doctor of Laws degree from Suffolk University Law School at age 55. In obtaining that J.D. he was required to write an original legal research thesis. His topic was "Quakers and the Law", an historical study of the relationship of the Society of Friends and the legal systems of England and North America. He currently is serving as clerk of the Hockessin Meeting.

 


Registration: Cost is $40 per person which includes lunch. Feel free to arrive at 9:30 am for registration and beverages. The program begins promptly at 10 am. Sign up below or call our office at 302-995-6859 to register. Lunch is included in the price.  

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