Adult Religious Education (ARE)

The Adult Religious Education (ARE) Committee schedules classes on a variety of topics. Anyone is welcome to attend! They are usually held 1-2 times a month at 9:30 a.m. in the basement (music) room of the SAM building (Science, Arts, Music building) of Sidwell Friends Lower School campus.  

Please look below or check our calendar or current newsletter for an up-to-date schedule. The typical dates are the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month.
Below is a list of some previous and upcoming events. Please click on the title for additional information. 
Sept 23, 9:30 in the Music Room
  A talk by Steve Chase on the importance of faith-based activism for social justice, peace, and sustainability as an essential element of our nurturing the seed of the beloved community in our midst.
  He will use Martin Luther King’s notion of “Creative Maladjustment” to describe Quaker radicalism at its best. He will also explore how we can help each other “grow our comfort zones” to be able to show up in what early Friends called the nonviolent revolutionary “Lamb’s War” for a “Peaceable Kingdom.”
  Do you feel called to a more creative activism for a more spiritually fulfilling, socially just, and ecologically sustainable world? Would you like to leave behind a life hobbled by denial, despair, and distraction and engage in more abundant and adventurous living?
  Steve Chase has been interested in the mystical and activist dimensions of our radical Quaker faith since he became a Quaker at age 13.
PREVIOUS (Please contact the ARE committee clerk if you would like them to consider repeating a class.)
  • October & November 2016: Exploring Quakerism: A 6-part series for newcomers as well as more recent and long-time Friends. Series summary.