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Convergent Friends Model of Renewal conversation

November 29, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for our Insights conversation with Wess Daniels & Robin Mohr. These two great Quaker thinkers and leaders will talk with us about the Convergent Friends Model of Renewal. This model has great potential for renewing our meetings & organizations and healing historical divisions.

Wess Daniels bio:

Wess Daniels is the William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies at Guilford College. Prior to moving to Guilford College with his family in 2015, Wess was the pastor of Camas Friends Church for 6 years.

Wess holds a B.A. in Bible and Theology from Malone University, an M.A. in Theology and a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary.

He has extensive public speaking and teaching experience, teaching at Guilford College, George Fox Seminary, Earlham School of Religion and a host of other lectures, presentations & workshops at other schools and study centers.

His book, “A Convergent Model of Renewal: Remixing the Quaker Tradition in a Participatory Culture,” was published by Wipf and Stock in early 2015.

He is most interested in topics pertaining to faith in contemporary culture, Quaker renewal, sociology of religion, participatory culture, fandom, Rock n Roll and Hip Hop.

Wess enjoys spending time with his wife, Emily, playing with their three kids, fermenting sauerkraut, roasting coffee, biking, riding his motorcycle and listening to his record player.

He is from Canton, Ohio.

Robin Mohr bio:

Robin Mohr has served as Executive Secretary of the Friends World Committee for Consultation, Section of the Americas since 2011. She is a writer, minister and mother. She was born in California, graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and is fluent in Spanish. Over the past 35 years, she worked for educational, anti-poverty and religious causes in Washington, D.C., New York, San Francisco, and Mexico. Robin coined the term “convergent Friends” in 2005 to express a contemporary movement of the Holy Spirit across divides of age, geography and theology, referring to Friends seeking a deeper engagement with our Quaker heritage and a more authentic life in the kingdom of God on earth today, radically inclusive of all who wish to live this life. She and her husband Christopher are now members of Green Street Monthly Meeting in Philadelphia YM, and they have two young adult children. She writes for Quaker magazines, books and her own blog, What Canst Thou Say? robinmsf.blogspot.com.