Books of the Month June 2018 from the Quaker Centre Bookshop includes offer for this year’s Swarthmore lecture book & t shirt. LINK TO ONLINE PDF
Woodbrooke Upcoming Courses June 2018 LINK TO ONLINE PDF
Support peace work
Quaker Peaceworker scheme – Investing in fresh talent in the UK peace movement
The scheme gives a year-long opportunity to work in a peace organisation for two committed individuals. Peaceworkers use their talents to do new and innovative work, which would not otherwise be possible. This year’s applications for the scheme have been
exceptionally high quality. Thanks to a number of generous grants we almost have enough money to employ a third peaceworker – but we are £6,000 short! Can you help us bridge the gap?
We have a Justgiving page for Friends who would like to support this work: http://bit.ly/2INTO3
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Quaker Mental Health Forum
Saturday, 3 November, 10am to 4pm, The Priory Rooms, Birmingham
Quaker Life works to support meetings experiencing difficulties relating to mental health. We work in partnership with organisations involved in Quaker work on mental health. The Quaker Mental Health Forum is funded by the Retreat Benevolent Fund and the theme this year is ‘Mental Health and Young People’. Quaker Life would like to make this event known about widely in Quaker communities. All area meetings and other Quaker communities are encouraged to send a representative to the day.
Alison Mitchell, firstname.lastname@example.org 07483 028 490
Book at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/quaker-mental-healthforum-mental-health-and-young-people-tickets-45232690194
A new booklet lists all the housing projects supported by Yearly Meeting’s own charity in its 50th anniversary year, using the money given by Friends and meetings. For more information about Quaker Housing Trust’s work and publications, and further copies of this booklet, contact: Paula Harvey, email@example.com, 020 7663 1036 www.qht.org.uk
Sustainability & New Economy Grants – apply now!
Have you got a project idea that will help build a low-carbon community, or a more just local economy?
Perhaps there are individuals in your meeting who are active that you want to support. Or as a meeting you are working on a project or with others in your community for climate or economic justice? If so consider applying for a QPSW Sustainability & New Economy grant.Deadline 15 October 2018
Get in touch with Maya Williams if you want to know more: firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 7663 1056 www.quaker.org.uk/sustainability-economy-grants
Children and young people
Pilgrimage in 1652 Country
19–22 October 2018, Yealand, Lancaster
The Quaker Pilgrimage for 12- to 15-year-olds provides an opportunity for young Quakers to follow in the footsteps of George Fox and other early Quakers alongside their peers. We will be visiting sites such as Pendle Hill, Firbank Fell, and Swarthmoor Hall. There will also be time for worship, games, activities and reflection on the day’s experiences. LINK TO ONLINE PDF FLYER
CYP administrator, email@example.com, 020 7663 1013
Quaker Week 2018
29 September – 7 October 2018
Last month ‘The Young Quaker’ podcast ‘Silence Special’ hit the headlines and gave people a real taste of Quakerism. With appetites whetted, Quaker Week is a chance to invite people to find out more. This year’s theme is ‘Room for More’. A ‘Recipe Book’ full of ideas on how to explore this year’s theme has been sent to your local meeting – have you found the joke yet?
You can still book a speaker for Quaker Week. We have lots of speakers on a wide range of subjects, so get your requests in now!