Salter Seminar 2020

Creating Heaven on Earth: The Radical Vision of Early Quakers , 16 November, 7pm

The Quaker Socialist Society Salter event for the year, will take place on 16 November 2020, in the form of a seminar given by Woodbrooke Tutor Stuart Masters. This is part of our ongoing discernment about Quaker social testimony and how it is best expressed. 

The Quaker movement emerged during a period of great social, political, and religious turmoil. A strongly embodied sense of divine indwelling convinced the earliest Friends that they were participating in the coming of heaven on earth. This experience seemed to turn the world upside-down and disrupt existing relationships between men and women, between rich and poor, and between different cultures and faiths. However, as persecution increased, and God’s kingdom did not come, Quakers faced a struggle to survive within a hostile world. The movement endured, but lost much of its social, political, and economic radicalism.We are again living in a period of significant turmoil and change. What can we learn from the experience of our founding mothers and fathers? How can we maintain a radical vision within a hostile world?

The previously planned Salter Lecture for 2020 with Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge, which was going to be part of Yearly Meeting Gathering 2020, but since that event was cancelled, will now take place as part of Yearly Meeting Gathering 2021.

Tickets must be booked in advance so we can send you the link for Zoom!