Friday, 25 November 2016

Kindlers & Leaveners

further to leaflets and information given out at Meeting on Sunday 20th December 2016 if you weren’t there or didn’t pick up a leaflet….

A link to Kindler events in London and Leeds in 2017

The following Kindler booklets are all £3 and available from Friends Book Centre [link]. And Narberth Meeting library

Signposts: Quakers exploring interfaith by Eva Tucker and Stephanie Ramamurthy.

Breakthrough to Unity: the Quaker Way held within the mystic traditions by Roswitha Jarman.

Journeying the Heartlands: exploring spiritual practices of Quaker worship. Elizabeth Brown and Alec Davison (eds.)

Explorations: discovering a spiritual way by Judith Fullard Smith.

Answering that of God: discovering spirit within by Peter Parr

But Who do you Say that I am? Quakers and Christ today by Douglas Gwyn.

Through us not from us: vocal ministry and Quaker worship by Rex Ambler, Alec Davison, Janet Scott and Michael Wright.

This I Warn You in Love: witness of some early Quaker women by Catie Gill and Elaine Hobby.

Love Growing in us: questioning the Quaker peace testimony by John Lampen

Visioning new fire: working for Quaker renewal. Conference inputs and outcomes

The Power we call God: threshings matter for Quaker visioning by Frank Parkinson.

Why Silence?: revisiting the foundations of Quaker worship by Brian Holley.

The Kindler’s On the Road series


The Leaveners : art inspiring change
Their vision statement

"To lead on socially and ethically conscious programming based on Quaker values, so that we are an exemplar for community arts; encouraging cross-cultural dialogue and opportunities to learn and interact with other cultures to explore new ways of thinking and being.

And appeal [unlike many arts organisations they do not apply for lottery funding

A link to a pdf of the annual review and appeal - when it is online I'll change the link [they are updating their website]


Friday, 11 November 2016

Stories of African Peace Builders [and 200 Years of Quaker Action]

from Milford Haven Quaker Meeting
at The Torch Theatre
St. Peter's Road
Milford Haven
SA73 2BU
31st October - 25th November 2016

Rosa Imbega from Kenya travelling home by minibus overheard two young men planning to attack a tribe in her area. There had recently been a lot of trouble causing the deaths of many people and the loss of many homes. Mama Rosa, a Quaker, had been trying to help people from different tribes to get along with each other. She got off the bus with the two young men, asked them not to attack, and invited them to come to her home the next day to talk about the problems. She worried all night that they might attack her. She was delighted when they arrived and agreed to take tea with her. They told her about the injustices that had made them angry, and she said that she would talk to the people who had harmed them. She was able to help the two communities towards reconciliation and the prevention of further violence. She continues to work for peace in her region.

This is one of the stories told in the exhibition “This light that pushes me” at the Torch Theatre. The panels illustrate the courage shown by people in tackling some of the serious issues in the Great Lakes region of Africa and traces their journeys from violence, through healing, to activism.

Alongside this is another exhibition which tells of Quaker responses to conflict from the Irish Potato Famine, through two World Wars, and up to the present day.

Both exhibitions are stimulating and thought provoking and particularly relevant to Milford Haven with its long Quaker history. The Meeting House in Priory Road opened in 1811, remains an active Quaker community today, and welcomes visitors

link to Facebook event

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

All Faiths Service of Remembrance

the 8th annual All Faiths Service of Remembrance for All Victims of War
Narberth Quakers and Pembrokeshire Peace Group.

11 a.m Saturday 12th November the Celtic Cross [corner of St James Street and Spring Gardens]
The theme is Peace and Reconciliation.
During the service we will lay a wreath of mixed red and white poppies in memory of all victims of war, military ad civilian.

On Friday 11th there will be a stall near the parking area outside Span Arts between 10.00 and 14.00. There will be white poppies for sale. All monies collected will be donated to Medicins Sans Frontieres.

White Poppies are worn in the run-up to Remembrance Day every year by thousands of people in the UK and beyond. White Poppies have been worn in this way for over eighty years. They are distributed by the Peace Pledge Union (PPU).
There are three elements to the meaning of White Poppies: they represent remembrance for all victims of war, a commitment to peace and a challenge to attempts to glamourise or celebrate war.

link to Peace Pledge Union website

LINK to Facebook event page via Milford Haven Quaker Meeting