Friends Select School Quakerism Club Visits MFS to Learn About Meeting for Worship for Business

Dec 6, 2023

A group of 14 students and two faculty advisors from the Friends Select School (FSS) visited campus on November 29. Their Quakerism Club, known on the FSS campus as Quake, joined Upper School students and faculty to observe how Moorestown Friends conducts student-led Meeting for Worship for Business. 

Meeting for Worship for Business (MFWFB) is a meeting for a community to come together and discuss concerns, create solutions, and collectively make decisions that will impact the friends of the meeting. Prior to the discussion of an issue, different clubs and student organizations are invited to share with the community what they have been working on in the weeks prior to the last Meeting for Business. Meeting for Business follows the spirit of Meeting for Worship in that the meeting opens with silent worship, and, if discussion becomes intense, the Meeting for Business Clerk may ask for a moment of silence to recenter the community.

After sitting in on a Meeting for Worship for Business, the Friends Select group joined the Upper School MFWFB Student Leaders and Chester Reagan Chair for Quaker and Religious Studies Dan Zemaitis for lunch and a question and answer session.

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