Quaker Culture: Meeting for Worship for Business

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We are the inheritors of a particular way of making group decisions. This way needs to be practiced, over and over, to be learned and understood. One can not learn it simply by reading or observation: one learns through experience, trial and error. . . The business focuses upon how we make our Light visible and creative. Our focus is upon the practical details of our work in the world and how we deepen and strengthen our spiritual lives.

- Rebecca Henderson, “Quaker Practice and Business Meetings,” Santa Fe Monthly Meeting, 2013