Woolman Hill, Massachusetts, January 24, 2011

A CONVERSATION WITH
MARGE ABBOTT

MONDAY, JANUARY 24
5:30 – 8:30pm
(Potluck followed by discussion)

WOOLMAN HILL RETREAT CENTER
107 Keets Rd, Deerfield MA 01342
413-774-3431 or info@woolmanhill.org

Woolman Hill will be hosting Quaker author Margery Abbott for a reading from and discussion about her new book “To Be Broken and Tender: A Quaker Theology for Today.” We are fortunate to have this opportunity to meet Marge Abbott while she is in the New England area to co-facilitate a workshop on “Exploring Spiritual Accountability.” She is a member of Multnomah Meeting, an unprogrammed meeting in Portland, Oregon and has been released by her meeting for writing and speaking about Friends. All are welcome to join us.

A brief description of Marge’s book (from the website): “In To Be Broken and Tender, Friend and Quaker historian Margery Abbott weaves together a brave and beautiful personal narrative with Quaker history and theological reflection in response to questions and struggles about belief, language, social issues and other deeply-felt concerns that unsettle and divide our Meetings and the wider Religious Society of Friends. A study guide assists readers in their own discernment around challenging issues such as care for the environment, our personal relationships to God and Christianity, and what role Friends have in making the world right.”

Margery Post Abbott is a “Released Friend” who writes about Quakerism and travels in the ministry with the support of her Monthly Meeting. Her book, A Certain Kind of Perfection, brings together the writings of evangelical and liberal Quakers from North America, Europe, and Australia. She has published numerous articles and pamphlets about Friends and lectured in America and England.

“A Tender, Broken Meeting”, an essay by Marge: www.universalistfriends.org/waiting.html

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