Quaker Events

Intervisitation to Malta: Nov. 4-9th

Just a reminder about our visit to the Quaker Meeting in Malta.

About 8 or 9 of us are flying out from Manchester on Friday, Nov 4th and returning on Wednesday 9th . We’ll be staying at the Preluna and Roma hotels in Sliema, but of course, anyone else is welcome to come along and make their own arrangement for alternative flights and accommodation. The plan is to attend Quaker meeting on the Sunday and meet socially with members of the meeting as well as spending time exploring this beautiful, historic island.

Notices, Sunday 18th September

Diary dates
This Thursday, 22nd September at 4 p.m., it’s the AGM of Ben’s Centre. All are welcome.

Also this Thursday, in Huddersfield, an Israeli woman called Sahar Vardi will be talking about Israel / Palestine from 7.30. Sahar refused her military service in 2008 and since then has been working with peace groups in Jerusalem. She is currently working for American Friends Service Committee – the equivalent of our QPSW. Information has been circulated by email, but do see the clerks if you can’t access this.

Living Witness Gathering 7-9 October, Bamford Quaker Community

Living Witness Gathering 7-9 October

Dear Friends

Our gathering at Bamford Quaker Community on 7-9 October is an opportunity to spend a creative weekend working out new ways forward for Living Witness. It would be great to have you with us, especially if you have some time and energy to put into our work.

Sahar Vardi - Israeli Peace Activisit: Thur. 22nd Sept; 7.30-9pm Huddersfield

You are very warmly invited to this unique event on 22nd September, 7.30pm at Yorkshire Children’s Centre, Huddersfield.

SAHAR VARDIISRAELI PEACE ACTIVIST

We are delighted that Israeli peace activist Sahar Vardi will be speaking in Huddersfield on a rare visit to the UK.

Thursday 22 September
7.30 – 9.00pm
Yorkshire Children’s Centre (Brian Jackson House), New North Parade, Huddersfield HD1 5JP

Peace and Justice - Anti-semitism and Anti-Zionism

Our friend Sue Beardon has written the attached excellent opinion piece for this week’s The Friend.

For The Friend, visit: https://thefriend.org/magazine
For EAPPI (Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel) visit:
https://www.eappi.org/en

Inner Quest: Sun. 18th September after Meeting

Inner Quest is starting again on 18th September, on the third Sunday of the month, after Meeting for Worship from about 12 noon – so you can still get your coffee and chat.

The first session on Sunday 18th September will be part of the Spiritual Review, exploring how we can open up conversations about our experience of caring for one another in the Meeting as a whole.

Sheffield Festival of Debate Autumn programme

An opportunity to engage with fellow citizens of Sheffield on a wide range of topics:

Programme from here: http://www.festivalofdebate.com/september-2016.html

Northern Friends Peace Board conference: Darlington, Sept. 24th

Changing the narrative for peace – critical role of the media

A Northern Friends Peace Board conference
Darlington, Saturday 24th September 2016, 11.00am to 5.00pm

See attached flyer with information for a conference on engaging with media on peace concerns, taking place in Darlington on 24th September.
More information at: http://nfpb.org.uk/mediaconf

Themes:
-The need to change the narrative and thinking around what we mean by security, peace
and conflict
-The role and opportunities for independent voices and forms of media, and