The Canadian Quaker Learning Series (CQLS) is a place where writers can express their concerns and insights on matters of interest to the Quaker community in a format somewhat fuller than an article. Many different topics are explored, but they all embody a concern and enhance spiritual development. The Sunderland P. Gardner lecture delivered during CYM in session is included annually in the series. Occasionally the series will be expressed in other media but currently they are published as small pamphlets, and distributed through ‘The Canadian Friend’, twice annually.
The Editorial Board (CQLS) is under the care of Peterborough Monthly Meeting. We are open to receive proposals, ideas, outlines or abstracts for possible future pamphlets. Any topic is welcome, especially those that relate to Quaker life today, or offer inspiration. We also welcome accounts of personal experience or oral history that show spiritual growth and development, and are open to receiving completed manuscripts for consideration.
For information or detail on the submission and decision process, write to:
Editorial Board, c/o M. Conchelos
280 Spencley’s Lane
Contact the Quaker Learning Series Clerk.
Quaker Book Service sells back copies of titles that are still available.
In 2015 we have begun producing pamphlets in electronic form, commencing with Mark A. Burch’s Come All Ye Who Are Heavily Cumbered: Simplicity As The Radical Path to Peace, Justice, Community And Care Of The Earth. This pamphlet is now available at Smashwords in various ebook and digital formats: epub (Nook, Kobo, Sony Reader, and tablets), mobi (Kindle), pdf (no front cover, full pages, small print when done 2 pages to a sheet), rtf, lrf, pdb and txt.
We also worked to provide a PDF version (front cover, two pages to a sheet with readable font size) that when printed can be folded into a pamphlet with the pages ordered correctly. You will also need the detailed printing directions to correctly print it at home. This PDF version will also be available from the Other Materials page under pamphlets.
Keith R. Maddock’s new pamphlet Praying Through the Bars: A Pastoral Testimony For Prison Visitors is now available at Smashwords. There is no PDF version. With this work, he encourages those who would take on this important ministry with practical suggestions for conversational openings and how and when to explore questions of faith and spiritual testimonies.