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Announcing Online Course Spring 2016: “Uh Oh, Was That a Leading?”

Friends across Canada are invited to participate in this new free online course facilitated by David Summerhays (Montreal Monthly Meeting). The five-week course will begin mid-April and conclude in May 2016.
The course content will include:
• Exploration of the concept of “leadings”
• Readings and discussion on how early Friends and Friends throughout history have understood “leadings”
• Jokes
• Discernment of what is and what is not a “leading”
• Practice explaining Quakerism to newcomers
• Exploration of what participants learned in the course

For more information and instructions on how to register, please click here.

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Education and Outreach Committee (E&O) is requesting proposals for the development of on-line courses.

November 5, 2015.

Background:

E&O has been offering the two courses designed by our former Quaker Education Program Co-ordinator – Introduction to Quakers and Friends’ Ways and Being Peace, Being Quaker. Participants have been suggesting topics for new courses such as: the Quaker testimonies, the mystical foundations of Quakerism, exploring Quaker journals, spiritual resources in Faith and Practice, Christ-centred Quakers, spiritual discernment, Bible passages that form the foundation of Friends’ faith. Perhaps you have another idea! We are asking Canadian Friends to make us a proposal for a course you will develop.

What title will you give your course?

How would you “advertise” it? i.e. Give a short description of the content.

What qualifications do you have for designing it?

How many sessions will your course take at 1.5 to 2 hours per session (we suggest not more than six)?

How many hours will it take for you to design it?

Are you willing to design it for $35 per hour?

When can you do the work? (E&O would like to have it completed between January and March 2016, but can consider later times if necessary.)

Send your proposals to onlinecourse@quaker.ca by December 1, 2015.

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