Jay O’Hara delivers the 2018 Ernest & Esther Weed Memorial Lecture:
"Finding the Quaker core: Are we ready to be relevant in the 21st century?"
The Ernest and Esther Weed Memorial Lecture is presented annually by the Beacon Hill Friends House. The lecture series was established in 1993 in honor of Ernest and Esther Weed, co-directors of the Friends House from 1960 to 1974. Each lecture features a prominent interpreter of Quakerism addressing a topic of importance to Friends in New England Yearly Meeting. The 2018 lecture will be presented by Jay O’Hara, a climate activist pushing the edges of civil disobedience in the climate movement. He travels in the ministry among Friends in New England and is a member of Sandwich Monthly Meeting.
This presentation is part of the Beacon Hill Friends House's 2018 speaker series, "Living Our Values," exploring what it means to truly live in alignment with the values we hold. The event is free; all are welcome. An informal reception will follow Jay's lecture.
The lecture will take place in the accessible Meeting Room on the ground floor of the Friends House, a 5-minute walk from the Park Street "T" station and from the Boston Common Parking Garage. Vouchers for discounted parking in the Garage ($9) will be available. Childcare will be available during the event if requested in advance via the form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSefMTrMTY6xoA2FPfo-e7dtW2-IIJpQK3wRgwhH5NWZNARF7Q/viewform?usp=sf_link.
Located in downtown Boston, Beacon Hill Friends House is a center for Quaker education and witness, the home of Beacon Hill Friends Meeting, and a residential intentional community inspired by Quaker principles. Since 1957, between 18 and 22 people each year have made a home at the Friends House based on Quaker principles of faith, simplicity, integrity, community, and social responsibility.