Author Event: Greg Barnes, Living into the Faith: A Quaker Diary
What: Greg Barnes will discuss and read from his newest book, Living into the Faith: A Quaker Diary.
When: Sunday, February 2nd at 12:45 PM.
Where: Lucretia Mott Room, Friends Center, 15th and Cherry Streets, Center City.
Sponsored by the Library Committee of Central Philadelphia Meeting.
The Diary reveals the broad range of activities in modern unprogrammed Quakerism and the Quaker principles , or “testimonies,” that animate them. The setting is Philadelphia and Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, the heart of American Quakerism as brought here from England by William Penn.
“This is a diary and not a history. It follows one man through his Quaker and Quaker-related activities for roughly 8 years. The reader should understand it as reflecting my attempt, made out of gratitude to give back to Quakerism and to my Quaker community…”
Gregory A. Barnes has also written an award-winning collection of short stories based on his experiences in West Africa with the Peace Corps.
Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends is a diverse and affirming Quaker congregation welcoming people of all ages, races, gender identification, sexual orientation and faith background.