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2018 SPG Lecture – Making Room for Spirit

The 2018 Sunderland P. Gardner lecture, “Making Room for Spirit,” was delivered by Arthur Larrabee of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting.

Listen to the mp3 audio on the player below:

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The talk explores spiritual practices which we can use to make room for Spirit in our lives.

“God and Spirit are everywhere present,” Arthur explains,” but we get caught up in patterns of living that make it difficult to access Spirit and spiritual energy. For many of us, there is ‘no room in the inn’ for Spirit.”

“As a Quaker, three spiritual practices which I have found helpful in deepening my spiritual journey are the practice of dissolving attachments, the practice of ‘dying’ into fear, and the practice of embracing paradox. In my talk I share my experiences with these spiritual practices, how they have come into my life, and how I have used them to make room for Spirit.”

2017 Talks on Religion and Quakerism at Yonge Street Half Yearly Meeting

Jeff Dudiak, the speaker at Yonge Street Half-Yearly Meeting (October 2017), is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at The King’s University College in Edmonton. He was born of Ukrainian parentage and grew up in a Friends’ Meeting in the Niagara Peninsula, which declined to join Canadian Yearly Meeting (CYM) at the time of unification in 1955 because it feared that CYM would not be sufficiently Christocentric. He has  been a member of Edmonton Monthly Meeting for many years.

Jeff gave three lectures at Yonge Street Half-Yearly Meeting, which you can listen to here:

“Does Religion Have a Future?” Click here if the player doesn’t show or play in your browser.

“The Essence of Quakerism” (Starts with a half minute of silence.) Click here if the player doesn’t show or play in your browser.

“The Future of Quakerism” (Starts with a half minute of silence.) Click here if the player doesn’t show or play in your browser.

 

2013 Yearly Meeting Quaker Study, with Ben Pink Dandelion

“The End of the World, the Beginning of Quakerism, and What Happened Next”

2013 CYM QuakerStudy Series Part I
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2013 CYM QuakerStudy Series Part II
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2013 CYM QuakerStudy Series Part III
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2013 CYM QuakerStudy Series Part IV
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2013 CYM QuakerStudy Series Part V
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2012 Quaker Study – Radicalizing Spirit: The Challenge of Contemporary Quakerism

Below are the links to the audio from Jeff Dudiak’s Quaker Study from the 2012 national gathering.

George Fox and other early Friends “opened up” the Christianity of their day in an ambiguous way. Was their revelation a renewal of something old or the introduction of something new, a deepening or a departing? The tensions among our current, diverse “branches” of Friends hang, to some large degree, on which interpretation we prefer. But is this a forced, and false, choice? These studies are an attempt to trace out a dynamic that runs through the Bible to earlier Friends and into our own times that, far from trying to resolve this tension, requires it as essential to the “radicalizing spirit” that is Quakerism at its best.

Here are the five lectures. Click to play, or right-click and save file as… to save to your computer.

Monday Audio File
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Tuesday Audio File
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Wednesday Audio File
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Thursday Audio File
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Friday Audio File
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2011 SPG Lecture – The Moral Economy

Marilyn Manzer delivered the 2011 Sunderland P. Gardner lecture on “The Moral Economy” to a full house at the Fountain Performing Arts Centre at King’s Edgehill School on Wednesday, August 10th. In describing her life-long journey of concern on this issue, she wove together threads of economics, history, philosophy, music and beauty and presented an alternative vision to our current greed-based economy. The lecture is published as a Canadian Quaker Pamphlet.

1. Introduction to the Lecture
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2. Introduction to Marilyn Manzer
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3. Marilyn’s Introduction
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4. Personal History
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5. Big Question Finding Answers
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6. Further Education
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7. Finding More Answers
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8. Break-Sarangi music by Sara Nasr
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9. An Unsustainable Economy
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10. Right Relationships
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11. Beauty
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12. How Can I Keep From Singing?
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13. Thank You, Applause
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Video
2017 Quaker Study – “Palestine-Israel” w/ Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta
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2017 SPG Lecture – “Falling into Grace” by Steve Fick
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2016 CYM Bible Study Series w/Kate Johnston, Part I
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2016 CYM Bible Study Series w/Kate Johnston, Part II
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2016 CYM Bible Study Series w/Kate Johnston, Part III
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2016 CYM Bible Study Series w/Kate Johnston, Part IV
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2016 CYM Bible Study Series w/Kate Johnston, Part V
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2016 SPG Lecture – “Continuing Revelation: Quaking with Grace and Joy in Modern Times” by Maggie Knight
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2015 SPG Lecture – “Decolonising Land and Soul: A Quaker Testimony” by Alastair McInstosh
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2014 CYM Quaker Study Series w/Mark Burch, Part I
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2014 CYM Quaker Study Series w/Mark Burch, Part II
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2014 CYM Quaker Study Series w/Mark Burch, Part III
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2014 CYM Quaker Study Series w/Mark Burch, Part IV
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2014 CYM Quaker Study Series w/Mark Burch, Part V
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2014 CYM Quaker Study Series w/Mark Burch, Powerpoint
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2013 CYM Quaker Study Series w/Ben Pink Dandelion, Part I
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2013 CYM Quaker Study Series w/Ben Pink Dandelion, Part II
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2013 CYM Quaker Study Series w/Ben Pink Dandelion, Part III
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2013 CYM Quaker Study Series w/Ben Pink Dandelion, Part IV
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2013 CYM Quaker Study Series w/Ben Pink Dandelion, Part V
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2013 SPG Lecture w/Caroline Balderston Parry
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The Search for the Sacred (about Quakerism)
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