Intentional communities

  • May 11, 2015 at 8:57 am #1486

    I am a member of the board at Westtown and the school is undertaking the Friends Council on Education’s Quaker self-study this year.  I have had the pleasure of working with the Spiritual Life Committee to gather information about how students, teachers and staff, parents, alumni, board members experience Quakerism in every day life at school.  This past weekend, the SLC facilitated conversations among lower, middle, and upper school students and alumni who were back for Alumni Weekend.  One student, a tenth grader from NYC, spoke about how he learned that Quakerism does not just depend on going to meeting for worship, it is expected that Quakerism will influence what you do and how you live and interact in community.  The group of students then described how this plays out in their experience at Westtown.

    These thoughts carried over to my meditation in meeting at Downingtown yesterday.  We are part of a blessed community that we build and renew each moment.

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