Knowing what to do

Stephen Allen reflects on the Quaker Business Method

In my view, one of the greatest strengths of our Quaker way is how our processes, in particular our business method, can embrace our individual ‘unknowing’ about being in a world. By unknowing, in this instance, I am connecting with the definition proposed by the educational philosopher Michalinos Zembylas: a realisation of inadequacy in terms of anything approaching full and comprehensive understanding. Let me try to explain something about how I came to this idea.

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