Reading the British Quaker Faith & Practice in a Year

by Emmie Touwen

Dear all,

Since I mentioned on Facebook that I’m planning to read the British version of Quaker Faith & Practice in a year, several people have asked me for my schedule. I figured I’d use our handy new platform to share it in case anyone else is interested :).

A few notes

This schedule is based on BYM’s 4 month calendar. Reading a passage every week seemed a bit too ambitious to me, hence my monthly structure. If you’re planning to read a bit faster I very much recommend following BYM’s version, though. Especially since I just made this one up ;). Moreover, I’m reading BQF&P as a non-BYM Friend, so I’ve left out all chapters that discuss the structure of BYM, focusing instead on the more universal/spiritual contributions.

Don’t stress if you haven’t got your own copy, you can read everything online.

In case trying to read my writing makes your neck ache, please find the schedule written out below. I’ve left in the Dutch names of the months – read and learn!

Januari Sharing the Quaker experience: Chapter 28
Approaches to God: Chapter 2, 25
Februari Relationships: Chapter 16, 17, 12
Maart Relationships: Chapter  22
April Different Quakers do different things: Chapter 26, 13
Mei Living faithfully today: Chapter 20
Juni Our peace testimony: Chapter 24
Juli Social responsibility: Chapter 23
Augustus History: Chapter 18, 19
September More history: 27, 29
Oktober Advices and Queries: Chapter 1
November Personal journey/ membership: Chapter 21, 10, 11
December Read a lecture of your choice. I chose the Wurzeln und Flügel Carry Lecture, published by German Yearly Meeting.

Let me know how you find it!



One thought on “Reading the British Quaker Faith & Practice in a Year

  1. Editor’s note: as we’re trying to gain momentum with our Willy and Penn contributions, and more importantly, as this is the time of year when we all make our ambitious new year’s resolutions, this post has been published a bit earlier than scheduled. We will go back to our biweekly uploading schedule soon.

    If your Willy and Penn contribution is time sensitive too, please let us know! 🙂

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