The Study Booklet for the World Conference is offered as a resource to all Friends everywhere, whether or not they attended. It can be read online or downloaded.
The booklet contains extracts from longer pieces written by Friends from all over the world, and from varying Quaker traditions. These shorter reflections are offered to allow for focussed reflection on particular aspects of the Conference theme, either alone or in small groups. The full text of each contribution is available online, either via the links below or by clicking on the author's name while reading the booklet online.
We have delberately not been proscriptive in how this booklet is used. Your meeting, church or other group may wish to hold several sessions to look at each aspect of the theme in greater depth, or you may wish to focus on the area that interests you most in a single session. Or you may wish to do something in between.
Whether or not you are attending the Conference, we hope that you will find this booklet useful, and we thank our contributors for their inspirational messages.
Contributors in alphabetical order
Esteban Ajnota L. Frederick Allen Nelson Ayala Micah Bales Kathy Bergen Brent Bill Andreas Brand Simon Bulimo
Abraham R. Carrillo A. Tina Coffin Betsy Coville Algis Davidavicius Misha Elizbarashvili David Finke Carol Holmes
Marvin Hubbard Florence Irungu Jalka John Kidake Trish Edward Konic Marit Kromberg Bongsoo Kwag Z I Malenge
Ronald Rudy Ramos Méndez Susan McCracken Retha McCutchen Kevin Mortimer Kees Nieuwerth Linda Olsvig-Whittaker
Ariel G. Bautista Osorio Thomas Owen Jorge Luis Peña Reyes Ben Richmond Oliver Kisaka Simiyu Bhaskar Sonkamble
Carole Spencer Arne Springorum Julian Stargardt Katie Terrell David Tintaya Natasha Zhuravenkova