Quaker Institute for the Future 2021 Summer Research Seminar

We occasionally post announcements of potential interest to our members. Here is a Summer Research Seminar making use of Quaker methods of discernment and reflection:

Mark your calendars! The Quaker Institute for the Future’s 2021 Summer Research Seminar will take place by Zoom from August 16-20, 2021. Registration begins on May 1 and will close on July 15. Participants are encouraged to make a donation to QIF that is within their means.

QIF Summer Research Seminars create a venue for spirit-led research using Quaker methods of discernment and reflection. The seminars are centered around research presentations that include time for questions, clarification, and discussion, followed by a time of collaborative discernment conducted as a “meeting for worship for sharing.” Time is also reserved for theme-based discussions, worship sharing and informal interactions among participants. More information about summer research seminars are available at quakerinstitute.org.

We welcome those who wish to make a plenary presentation followed by worshipful discernment including all in attendance, as well as those who just wish to attend without making a presentation.

In 2021 for the first time, QIF is also offering $300 stipends to applicants aged 18 to 34 years old to make presentations on themes that resonate with the QIF mission of advancing a global future of inclusion, social justice, and ecological integrity through Spirit-led participatory research and discernment. Stipend applications are due July 1 and successful applicants will be notified by July 15.

Please contact Geoff Garver at gginmont (at) videotron.ca to register or for additional information about the SRS, including how to apply for a 2021 SRS stipend.

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