Full details and booking forms for the QUG 2019 Conference have now been posted.
The conference will take place on Friday May 10th (6 p.m.) – Sunday May 12th (2 p.m.) at the Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, 1046 Bristol Road, Birmingham, B29 6LJ
In this conference we will explore our understanding of forgiveness from a range of religious, moral and psychological perspectives and in a range of situations.
It is widely assumed, in religions and in societies more generally, that forgiveness is a ‘good thing’ and that we ‘ought’ to forgive (or at least try to forgive) those that offend against us. In this conference we will be examining this assumption in depth in order to deepen our understanding of forgiveness and how this may be reached.
As QUG looks forward to the future and how we should develop the organisation, we can also look back at some of the foundation thinking as written in QUG Pamphlet 24. Quakerism, Universalism & Spirituality by Ralph Hetherington, This is a statement of the Quaker Universalist position, tracing the history of Universalism in the Society and discussing the significance of spirituality within religion.
We have made available an excerpt from Ralph Hetherington’s pamphlet here