Quaker Events

Earth and Economy latest Newsletter

Attached is the September update with the latest news, information and campaigns from QPSW’s (Quaker Peace and Social Witness) Economics, Sustainability and Peace team.

Highlights are a new Quaker Toolkit for action, see

and “Your faith, your finance”: a new resource about ethical finance for meetings, see

Experiment with Light Workshop: Swarthmore Hall; 11-13th Nov.

An Experiment with Light Workshop at Swarthmore Hall in Cumbria – “the cradle of Quakerism” – Friday 11th to Sunday 13th November.
See attached for more details.

For booking visit: https://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/courses.php?action=course&id=10694

For more on the beautiful Swarthmore Hall visit: http://www.swarthmoorhall.co.uk

The “Experiment with Light” is a Quaker practice that helps people deepen their spiritual lives by exploring what it means to “wait in the Light” as early Quakers did. For more information visit:

Sheffield Interfaith bring and share dinner: Mon. 10th Oct. 6-8pm

You are once again invited to a bring and share dinner hosted by Sheffield Interfaith at Shirley House Interfaith Centre, on Monday 10th October, 6-8pm

For more information visit: http://sheffieldinterfaith.org.uk

'Talking of Peace' lectures

This Autumn, Quakers in York are organising another series of the popular ‘Talking of Peace’ lectures.
This year there will be 3 conventional talks, but the second evening will take the form of a play, followed by discusssion.

The talks will again take place at the Quaker Meeting House on Friargate, just off Clifford Street, near the bus stops.
They will be held on various Thursdays in October & November, starting at 7:30pm. The first session is on Thursday 6th October.

Click below for Flyer with more information.

John Macmurray Annual Seminar on fear and reciprocity: York, Sat Oct. 15th 10am-4pm

The annual seminar on the work of the Quaker philosopher John Macmurray will be on Saturday 15th October at York St. John University, 10am-4pm.

This year we are looking at fear and reciprocity, major themes in Macmurray’s work and very relevant today as we are confronted by so much to be fearful about and so risk becoming cautious of responding to others.

Peace talks at York - Oct-Nov

Invitation to the 5th series of Peace Talks
Thursdays in Autumn 2016

6th Oct: Veterans for Peace
-working to abolish war as an instrument of national policy
Ben Griffin, (ex-Para, ex-SAS), Founder of Veterans for Peace

13th Oct: Over the Top
-A play which tackles militarisation in our schools
Journeymen Theatre, (Lynn & Dave Morris)

3rd Nov: Preventing Education?
-Human Rights and UK Counter-Terrorism in Schools
Yasmine Ahmed, Director of Rights Watch UK

17th Nov: Revisiting Trident
-where we are, how we got here and where we might be going with our nuclear weapons

Notices, 25th September

It’s our Local meeting for Worship for Business next Sunday, 2nd October. Please get any agenda items to the Clerks as soon as you are able to. All are welcome to attend the business meeting.

High Flatts Meeting, near Huddersfield, are holding an Experiment with Light:Deepening the Practice workshop on Saturday 8th October. There’s a notice on the board about this.