Irish Council of Churches. Irish Inter-Church Meeting

‘The Way, the Truth and the Life’

Religious Society of Friends






Rachel Bewley–Bateman, of the Churchtown Meeting House and ICC Executive member, delivered the Public Lecture at the Quaker Yearly Meeting in The High School, Dublin, on Friday 21st April 2017 on the topic ‘The Way, the Truth and the Life … what does this mean for us today?’

Her wide–ranging lecture encompassed Biblical references, consideration of the Reformation and the influence of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) since its inception as well as her own personal spiritual journey.

Rachel talked about how George Fox, the founder of Quakerism, came to realise it was possible to have a direct relationship with God. “Over time seekers became finders and the good news spread rapidly,” she said.

She concluded that “Quaker testimonies are still valid and should challenge us daily – truth, integrity, peace, justice, simplicity, equality, community, the earth and environment …. We can call on God to guide us and give us the strength to undertake what He requires of us.”

The full text of Rachel’s talk is available here.