What is it that makes Canadian Yearly Meeting’s Quaker experience distinctive? This book of Faith and Practice reflects who the Canadian Quakers are and where they came from — that is, their roots — in both a geographical and a theological sense. The writings collected in this Canadian Faith and Practice express different ways of understanding the Quaker faith and, in particular, different points along the Christian-Universalist continuum. Canadian Friends urge others to read the extracts in the same way we listen to vocal ministry — even when it does not match your own beliefs, welcome rather than reject a message as a means of testing the strength and validity of your own conviction and as a way of enlarging your vision.
From its inception, the creation of their own Faith and Practice book was conceived as a project of the whole yearly meeting and all Canadian Friends were called on to work, either as a group or individually, to identify appropriate writings. It is this process of participation by Friends that, more than geography or history or any other factor, makes this book distinctively a Canadian Quaker Faith and Practice— the sense of a yearly meeting attempting to express its deepest life.
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