Quaker consultations on “The Role of Regions”

April 20, 2023 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The Role of Regions

(for current, recent, or incoming clerks and staff of quarterly/area/regional meetings, or Friends who are serving their regional meetings in other significant ways)

Many, though not all, Faith and Practice books give the responsibility for the health of local meetings to the regional meeting, and this includes walking alongside meetings that are nearing the end of the life cycle. In the conversation, we’ll talk about how regions might approach this, especially if the region itself is struggling. This will include talking about “ghost meetings,” which still exist legally but no longer function at all, as well as meetings that are small and struggling–or large and struggling. We’ll touch on some of the signs of healthy meetings, because size often isn’t a reliable indicator.

Thursday, April 6: 11am West Coast – 2pm East Coast – 7pm Britain

AND/OR Thursday, April 20: 5pm West Coast – 8pm East Coast – 10am Friday in Sydney, Australia