QLA – Creating, nurturing and holding an Australian Quaker learning space.
QLA carries forward the strong historical commitment of Friends to seeking.
It’s a lily-pad. That is the metaphor we’ve chosen to capture the idea of supporting from beneath, rather than controlling from above. We are here to gather and disseminate information about learning opportunities. Where opportunity arises, we will encourage the development of new resources and programs.
We are in the business of supporting Friends who feel led to create and lead those opportunities, not in the business of delivering them.
The name “Quaker Learning Australia” was agreed at mid-year Standing Committee (2008) as a way of differentiating between the Meeting for Learning retreat program, and the work of the committee.
Quaker Learning Australia is a committee of the Australia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) under the care of Tasmania Regional Meetinng. The committee consists of Lyndsay Farrall, Stephanie Farrall, Shiobhan Harpur, Alison Imbriotis, Pamela Leach, Robin McLean, Margaret Mollison, Jen Newton, Katherine Purnell, Felicity Rose, Jenny Seaton, Kevin Sheldon.’
We continue to explore on-line learning.
You may have skills or resources to offer or ideas about Quaker learning; you may have identified a need to be met or want to report on something you’ve tried. Feel free to contact any member of the committee – we will welcome your contribution.
The QLA site will evolve and develop, as a learning site should. We welcome your further visits, and also any suggestions you have for content or capability.