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FEB 18

Gender Diversity: A Quaker Approach

18 - 20 February 2022, Online

This weekend aims to demystify gender diversity by hearing personal stories. We will explore the distinctive role of Quaker communities in embracing the richness of gender diversity based on our testimonies to truth, equality and simplicity.

Quakers in Britain have stated that they "acknowledge and affirm the trans and gender diverse Friends in our Quaker communities, and express appreciation for the contribution and gifts that they bring to our meetings".

This course will help you and your Quaker community put this affirmation into practice, whether that's welcoming the transgender newcomer who is seeking a spiritual home, supporting a longstanding Friend who 'comes out', or better understanding a relative who is trans or non-binary.

The course content includes our own and others' personal experiences; practicalities of affirmation; factual basics, including terminology and history; spiritual life and trans Quaker testimony, the nature of pastoral care, and some arts/cultural representations of gender.

The live, online sessions over a weekend will include individual and group reflection, small group discussion, presentations and time for artistic or creative responses to the material.

Previous participants on this course have said:

  • “Outstanding facilitation. A safe space in which to share of ourselves and learn a lot."
  • “A very well planned course. Yvonne and Fred enabled a safe place where deep sharing and learning could take place."
  • “I learned so much and found the course profoundly moving."

  • Live sessions are on:
    Friday: 19:30-21:00
    Saturday: 09:30-10:45; 11:15-12:30; 16:30-18:00; 19:30-21:00
    Sunday: 09:30-10:45; 11:15-12:30
    All UK times.

    More information

    For more information contact:

    Woodbrooke

    Telephone: 07562 624047 and 07935 601512

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    Date & time

    Start: 00:00 on 18 February 2022

    Finish: 00:00 on 20 February 2022

    Location

    Online
    United Kingdom

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