From April 17th to April 24th 2012, Friends from all over the world gathered for the Sixth World Conference of Friends at Kabarak University near the town of Nakuru, Kenya. The theme of the Conference was “Being Salt and Light: Friends living the Kingdom of God in a Broken World”.
The last gathering of this size was in 1967.
- What new themes would emerge?
- How would Friends from such different practices – and in some cases different beliefs – interact?
- What work are members of the Religious Society of Friends doing throughout the world?
- How are Friends being Salt and Light?
The report and documentary answer these questions and more. As well as being a record of the Conference, it highlights inspiring work being done by Friends around the world.
In this report and documentary we have brought together the reflections, workshops, reports and the epistle of the Sixth World Conference of Friends. It is our hope that these works will continue and widen the conversations that started at the Conference – conversations both inspired and challenged us.
For those who attended the conference, we trust that these works will not only be a reminder of the experience, but will also cause you to celebrate once more what we share as Friends and to continue the work of being Salt and Light in a broken world.
For those who were not there, our prayer is that as you read this report, in particular the plenary addresses, you will have a glimpse of God’s work among us and will be inspired to join the conversation.
For everyone, we pray that the words shared in this report will have life for you and will help to nourish the “new thing” that is growing even now within the Religious Society of Friends.
We celebrate our unity in diversity. Let us continue in that path together.
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