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):

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)


Resources:
Downloadable pamplet archive at Pendle Hill