Hartford Friends Meeting
144 So. Quaker Lane
West Hartford, CT, 06119
Date(s) - 02/03/2013
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Hartford Monthly Meeting is happy to be hosting
Connecticut Valley Quarterly Meeting
First Day, February 3rd, 2013
The program for the day will be presented by Ed Dreby and Margaret Mansfield and is entitled,
It’s the Economy Friends, Toward a Quaker Witness
We’ll begin by sharing initial impressions of a short video featuring Charles Eisenstein. He views our current economic system as the product of a culture of separation run amok. We’ll then consider together the basic thesis of two new Quaker Institute pamphlets about the growth dilemma and the concept of an ecologically integrated economy, which is akin to what Eisenstein calls “sacred economics.” How might a witness on ecology and the economy become a distinctive Quaker contribution to what Thomas Berry called “the great work” of our time?
Ed Dreby and his wife Margaret Mansfield are both former social studies teachers in Quaker schools and have worked together for many years as authors, editors, and workshop facilitators on Friends testimonies, and economics from an ecological perspective. They are members of Mount Holly, New Jersey Monthly Meeting, and are also active with Friends Committee on National Legislation. Ed is also a leader of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting’s Growth Dilemma Project, and has collaborated with Quaker Institute for the Future on several publications.