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Living the Big Questions: A Young Adult Quaker Space

Led by Tracy Bourne, Andrew Bray, and Sally Kingsland

Who am I? What is my life for? How can I make the world a better place?

We invite young adults to join us for a week-long workshop in community to dig deeper into the big questions of life. Together we will deepen our understanding of ourselves in relationship with God/Spirit, make space to listen to our deepest callings and discern the ways that we may be led to act.

Participants will be offered the possibility of continuing the workshop journey through monthly spiritual direction, group meetings on Zoom and other possibilities depending on the interests of the group.

To ensure the workshop is a good fit for you, acceptance into the workshop will be based on a written letter and interview with the course leaders prior to registration. Please contact the course leaders if you have any questions, or if you are interested but not sure.

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Tracy Bourne, a member since 2003, supports and learns from children and younger Friends in her meeting. As the 2014 Backhouse Lecturer, she spoke of ways we can include children and young people more fully in our meetings. Her deepest spiritual experiences have included shared all-age meetings at Silver Wattle Quaker Centre, where she was Director from 2015-16. Tracy is a singer, singing teacher, actor and theatre maker with an interest in work that responds to the environment or to social justice issues.

Andrew Bray has been a Quaker since 2003. His time spent with the younger members of the meeting has always provided deep spiritual nourishment. His life's witness is in fighting for action on climate change to deliver a beautiful planet for the generations that come after us.

Sally Kingsland joined Quakers as a Young Friend in Australia and later moved with her partner and two young children to California on a leading to deepen in her Quaker faith and practice. She was an active participant with Young Adult Friends in the USA as well as serving on the Junior Young Friends, and other, committees for Pacific Yearly Meeting. Sally has now returned to Australia and serves as a spiritual companion.