The Oracle Institute
“Promoting Religious Freedom & Spiritual Unity”
Proudly Presents Dr. Patricia Williams on:
Quakerism in the 21st Century
|Saturday, July 12, 2008||Leesburg Masonic Lodge||Laura@TheOracleInstitute.org||Recommended|
|3:00 – 5:00 p.m.||108 N. Cornwall Street||or call (540)882-9252||Donation of $20|
|Leesburg, VA, 20175||(Light snack included)|
|(park in District Court lot or corner of North & Slack St)|
Participants of our classes and readers of our book, The Truth, are individuals who embrace equality, who are inspired by love, and who desire Spiritual Unity.
Now that we have completed our series on the five primary religions (Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam), we will explore three traditions which provide an alternative path to God: Quakerism, Gnostic Christianity, and Native American Spirituality. Dr. Patricia Williams will facilitate the Quakerism class. She is a Fellow of the Westar Institute (the Jesus Seminar), editor of the Quaker journal Universalist Friends, and author of numerous theological books on Quakerism and scientific approaches to understanding the Supreme Being. Website: http://www.theologyauthor.com/.
Students will learn:
·About modern “unprogrammed” Quakerism and its origins;
·The central concept of the Inner Light;
·Quaker Meeting for Worship;
·Quaker testimonies as life-practices;
·Quakerism’s embrace of modern Biblical criticism; and
·Quakerism’s compatibility with science.
In keeping with the unification goals of The Oracle Institute, our facilitator will identify the lessons of Quakerism which continue to enhance our view of God. We also will explore how Quakerism may be incorporated into a pluralistic approach for understanding each other and communing with God.In keeping with the unification goals of The Oracle Institute, our facilitator will identify the lessons of Quakerism which continue to enhance our view of God. We also will explore how Quakerism may be incorporated into a pluralistic approach for understanding each other and communing with God.
The Truth (2006) presents a history of the 5 primary religions and their prophets, and challenges readers to decide whether these now ancient belief systems are more focused on promoting Spiritual Unity or perpetuating religious separation.
The Love (due 2008) contains essays, short stories, and poetry on various topics of love, to remind us of what we are to learn while our souls appear locked on the Earth Plane.
The Light (due 2011) explores the exalted yet accessible nature of the Supreme Being in a manner that is consistent with a sophisticated 21st Century human mind and experience.