Our Testimony to Equality

Event details

  • Saturday | 14 March 2020 to Monday | 16 March 2020
  • 7:30 am
  • 76 Virginia Road Otamatea Whanganui

Please join us for this current and stimulating discussion. We understand “that of God” to be in each person so all are equal. This has always been a challenge to Quakers – some once owned slaves. Recent Quaker concerns include gender and economic inequality.

Woodbrooke tutors will provide video input on the history of our testimony to equality and on current discussions of the issue of “privilege”.

Quaker testimonies are more than just principles for good living; they are a challenge to Quakers to examine how we live and to see ways for improvement. Often the first step is to find new revelation about how we are contributing to the problem. For example, historically we have come to realise that we were perpetuating the inequalities of slavery.

Over this weekend we will be assisted by Woodbrooke tutors to explore the origins of this testimony and the current concern of Quakers in many countries to explore the issue of ‘historic privilege’.

People of faith are called to ask deep questions.  This challenge may feel overwhelming, but it is necessary and presents opportunities for growth. We need to unlearn behaviours and assumptions we have as part of a group with privilege…and discover seeking radical justice as spiritual practice. Download pamphlet here.


This is the download for people preparing to attend the seminar.  The document is Inequality and Climate Change