Study Days on Understanding Islam: Sat. Nov 5th; Mon. Nov. 7th

Another chance to attend one of Dr Chris Hewer’s Study Days on Understanding Islam

Chris Hewer, a Christian highly respected amongst Muslims, will be leading his introductory day on Islam in two different venues – St Cuthbert’s Church, Fir Vale, on Saturday November 5th and Dore Methodist Church on Monday November 7th, both 10.30am -3.30pm, donations only

Both days are to help us begin to explore what Muslims believe. We will cover the following areas:

- Islam before the time of Muhammad – Standing before God – Building a Just Society

Notices 9th October

The Sheffield Quaker Tapestry is launching today!. The design group have been at work and now we have started to bring the design through on to the front so it is time to think about doing the rest of the sewing. An introductory film has been shown – if you’ve missed it but would like to see the film it will be available to borrow afterwards. Let Faith or Margaret know. They will bring the tapestry to meeting on subsequent Sunday’s during the next year when they hope as many people as possible will do at least one or two stitches. If you do have any questions speak to Faith or Margaret.

Quakers and Business Group 2016 conference: London; Wed. Nov. 9th

Embodying Equality in Business – Why? & How?
The ‘Why’ inspires change and the ‘How’ empowers change

This is the subject of this year’s Quakers and Business Group conference.

It will be on Wednesday 9th November 2016, at Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ.

Timings: 9:30am to 10:00am Registration and Networking. 10:00am Meeting for Worship (for ten minutes). 4:30pm Close.

Notices, 2nd October 2016

Request from the Library Group
 Is there anyone in the meeting who would be willing and able to transfer tape recordings of talks given by Sheffield Friends from 1980 onwards onto CDs?  We have been given a donation which we would like to use for this purpose.
 Joan Egan, Daphne Gabbertas, Laura Kerr, Margaret Lawson, Beryl Rayner and Ruth Vear

Diary dates

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
http://www.quaker.org.uk/our-work/social-action-training-and-tools/toolk...

and “Your faith, your finance”: a new resource about ethical finance for meetings, see
http://www.quaker.org.uk/our-work/economic-justice/ethical-finance

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:
http://www.experiment-with-light.org.uk

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.