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WOODBROOKE is many things to many people. Our Quaker approach to learning informs and motivates; our inspiring venue in Birmingham offers space for meeting or just for staying. Both Quakers and non-Quakers are all very welcome at Woodbrooke
MEET – the perfect venue for your next meeting, conference or event. https://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/meet/meetings-at-woodbrooke
STAY – 60 bedrooms available with a mix of single, twin, double and family rooms. https://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/stay/accommodation-at-woodbrooke
LEARN – Woodbrooke’s learning programmes seek to support, inform and transform Quakers and others as individuals. https://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/learning
Many hundreds of Quakers were among people of faith who for nine hours brought to a halt the set-up in London of one of the world’s largest arms fairs.
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Civil society leaders issue warning on proroguing parliament
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Poverty, austerity and choosing a different path
Suzanne Ismail explores why the UN’s state of poverty in the UK report reaffirms the work to challenge inequality in Britain.
Suzanne works with Quakers across Britain to promote more peaceful, just and sustainable economic relationships.
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Representatives of seven Christian denominations – including Quakers in Britain ─ have written an open letter to the new Prime Minister expressing concern that failing to agree a deal on Brexit will “hit those held back by poverty very hard indeed”.
The Church leaders say they have been “compelled” to write to the new Prime Minister because of his position that leaving the European Union without a deal is acceptable.
The full story can be found on https://www.quaker.org.uk/news-and-events/news/church-leaders-question-a-no-deal-brexit
Our largest room upstairs makes a very fine exhibition space for art. We try to change the work on display every few months and show work by different members of our meeting.
Currently there is a display of drawings, paintings and a collage inspired by the Double Joy orphanage in Kenya. Double Joy is a home and school for children who have no living guardians or are in need of a place of safety.
The pictures are mainly of children and young people and include their rural environment. Children who have left Double Joy, now living as young adults, are also featured.
Double Joy is a UK registered charity, number 1087172.
All the work is for sale, in aid of Double Joy.
The stone on our building says 1989 – so this year is our 30th anniversary there. Hard to believe. There are still a good few of us who remember meetings at the old Meeting House, on Hartshead. We were informed that the building was to be demolished to allow new developments in that part of the city….well, it’s still there.
We plan to have a small celebration to mark the anniversary, probably in October. More details will be posted here in due course.