Concord Quarterly Meeting - October 22, 2017
West Chester Monthly Meeting
8:15-9:15 Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business
9:15-10:15 tonya thames taylor – Transforming Principles into Praxis
10:30-11:30 Meeting for Worship with West Chester Meeting
11:30 -12:30 Fellowship with Lunch provided by West Chester Meeting
tonya thames taylor: Transforming PRINCIPLES into PRAXIS
LOVE, IMAGINATION, and HOPE are potent tools of self-examination and interdependence, both of which are essential in building and sustaining community. In 1918, African-American Laurence C. Jones (1882-1975), the founder and long-term president of Piney Woods in Mississippi, survived a near-lynching by a white mob. His alleged offense?: Educating African-American children. The plea of Jones for his life went over so well, the would-be lynchers stopped their dastardly deed and eventually collected monies to support the school. Author and motivator Dale Carnegie, in his popular book, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, said Jones remarked, "No man can force me to stoop low enough to hate him.” How does one SHOW UP and BE PRESENT in those moments when opportunities arise? Jones, like many activists, is not well known beyond his locale. Yet, COLLECTIVELY, the synergy generated, among them, transforms lives.
Please be a part of the program on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 9:15 AM at West Chester Friends Meeting, 425 N. High Street, West Chester PA, for an interactive witnessing, where tools to elicit a spiritual perspective that bears witness that God reveals self-light without respect of person or nation, are shared. The energy produced by such creates and encourages imagination, which transforms how we contribute to accepting the shared truths of others and create a more just, loving community that appreciates the Earth. Quaker Mystic, peace and civil rights activist, and professor, tonya thames taylor serves as facilitator.
Location: West Chester Meeting 425 N High St, West Chester, PA 19380
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