Practicing Prophetic Ministry:

Disrupting Empire, Building God’s Peaceable World

Debbie Humphries & Jonathon Vogel-Borne

September 22-14, 2017

How do we respond to the challenges of these times from a place of deep faith? How can we, as individuals and as communities, become empowered to take prophetic action to dismantle systems of domination and embody God’s peaceable world?

We are part of a larger story, part of an eternal pattern. The prophetic motion is to fulfill God’s purposes by breaking our numbness, turning despair into hope, and building communities of resistance to dismantle empire. We will trace how the prophetic is revealed in the Hebrew and Greek Scriptures, how it flows through the lives of early Friends, and how it ministers to our modern condition. Reflecting on our own experiences, we will share stories of how we listen for the eternal patterns, and take action grounded in the Spirit. We hope that participants will gain a clear sense of how we can nurture and encourage expressions of prophetic listening and prophetic ministry in each other, in our meetings and in our witness to the wider world.


Debbie Humphries has co-led interactive workshops at New England Yearly Meeting, Woolman Hill, and FGC. She finds that a combination of information and experiential activities provides the most satisfying learning experiences.








Jonathan Vogel-Borne has served Friends in various Quaker staff and volunteer roles over the past 30 years, including New England Yearly Meeting (Field Secretary and Yearly Meeting Secretary) and Cambridge (MA) Monthly Meeting (Resident Friend). He has led numerous interactive workshops on various topics at local meetings, yearly meetings, and at other Quaker events.


Register by September 1, 2017: $230 adults, $115 ages 13-22, $58 infants-12, & $165 commuters

After September 1st: $250/$125/$63/$185

Childcare with 3 weeks notice

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