Merion Friends Meeting
Adult Friends First Day Discussion Group

An informal gathering of adults who discuss selected readings and current events in a Quaker context.

Sundays, 12:30 pm
in the Activity Building

(following meeting for worship, except for days when it would conflict with monthly or quarterly business meetings -- please contact us if you plan to drop in; classes may not be held every Sunday -- Quakers tend to have lots of things on their plates that conflict with one another!)

Our reading selection for this fall:

Just Mercy
by Bryan Stevenson

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Previous choices (and books under consideration for future reading):

Mindfulness Matters: A Guide to Mastering Your Life
by Pax Tandon

Mysticism & Social Transformation
edited by Janet K. Ruffing, R.S.M., with a foreword by Robert J. Egan, S.J.

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
by Michelle Alexander, with an introduction by Cornel West

Fit for Freedom, Not for Friendship: Quakers, African Americans, and the Myth of Racial Justice
by Donna Mcdaniel and Vanessa D. Julye

The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical
by Shane Claiborne

A Theological Perspective on Quaker Lobbying

by Margery Post Abbott

The Dream of the Earth
by Thomas Berry

Being Peace
by Thich Nhat Hanh

An Introduction to Quakerism (Introduction to Religion)
by Pink Dandelion

Sorrows of the Quaker Jesus: James Nayler and the Puritan Crackdown on the Free Spirit
by Leo Damrosch

Right Relationship: Building a Whole Earth Economy
by Peter G. Brown

Earthcare for Friends: A Study Guide for Individuals and Faith Comunities
edited by Louis Cox, Ingrid Fabianson, Sandra Moon Farley and Ruah Swennerfelt

Listening to the Light
by Jim Pym

God is Silence
by Pierre Lacout

The Book of Isaiah

Faith and Practice, 2002 edition (print version) (online version: see menu on right of page)
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends

The Book of Amos

"Commerce, Community, and the Regulations of Universal Love: The contemporary Relevance of John Woolman's Essay 'A Plea for the Poor' "
by Daniel A. Seeger
(text of Woolman's essay, "A Plea for the Poor" available here)

Dying to Be Men: Youth, Masculinity, and Social Exclusion
by Gary T. Barker

Rufus Jones: Essential Writings
Selected with an Introduction by Kerry Walters

A Testament of Devotion
by Thomas R. Kelly

Beyond Majority Rule: Voteless Decisions in the Religious Society of Friends
by Michael J. Sheeran

Friends for 350 Years
by Howard H. Brinton
(the retitled and revised version of his classic, Friends for 300 Years)

Downloadable pamplet archive at Pendle Hill