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Online Course: Quaker 101 – Introduction to Quakers

We are offering an online Quaker 101 course “Introduction to Quakers and Friends’ Ways” in 6 sessions starting April 1. This is a Friendly (pun intended) course for people interested in learning about Quakers and the ways of Canadian Friends. The course is meant to be an experience, more so than an academic course. There is no testing or examination!

The facilitator Jackie Bonner will meet with participants once a week, for six weeks, for approximately an hour and a half to worship, discuss, and reflect on various topics.

The cost of the course is $100. If cost is a barrier to entry, participants are encouraged to contact their local meeting for financial assistance.

Topics include but are not limited to: 

  • Introductions and the Basics of Quakers
  • Experiencing Spirit
  • Early Friends
  • Testimonies
  • Meetings
  • Business Meetings, and
  • Living the Spiritual Community

Students will receive an email from the facilitator with a small reading along with thoughts, tasks, and questions to reflect on throughout the week.

Oh, and don’t worry… the silence is included.

Registration & Details

To register (and pay!), go to Canada Helps.

Registration closes March 28. A minimum of 12 members is needed for this workshop, so please register early if you plan to attend.

Dates: April 1, 15, 22 & 29 and May 6 & 13, 2023
Time: Saturdays 1:00-2:30 pm (Atlantic)

Jackie Facilitator

Facilitator Bio

Jackie Bonner has been part of the Quaker Community since 2017. She simply started going to Quaker Meetings and never stopped. She has taught in the public school system for over ten years and has recently completed her Masters in Counseling Psychology. She has a deep love for nature, the mountains, and reading.

Jackie is excited to have the opportunity to spend time with people and explore Quakerism, maybe even throw in a Quaker joke or two. Jackie resides in Sydney, Nova Scotia the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. She lives with her daughter, partner, and plants.