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MAR 24

2017 QPSW Spring Conference - Journeys of Witness

24 - 26 March 2017, Derbyshire

Quaker Peace & Social Witness seeks to support Friends to translate faith into action and to be part of a movement for positive social change. Come and find out more about how we work in the world on behalf of Friends and how you can get involved. And you can tell us how we can best support you and your meeting.

Quaker Peace & Social Witness logo: 8-point star with a dove

Quaker witness takes many forms – it can be both personal and shared, loud and quiet, lifelong and sporadic, depleting and nourishing. QPSW seeks to support Friends individually in their lives, jointly in their meetings and in Britain Yearly Meeting in living out this witness in the world.

You will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with some of those who deliver the programmes of work. You will learn how work is discerned and overseen by Friends and there will be ample opportunity to reflect on what you have heard and to get to know other Friends.

The Conference is particularly aimed at:

  • QPSW Correspondents
  • New Friends/Attenders
  • Those new to the work of QPSW

We will spend some time looking at how QPSW work is contributing to progressing the Yearly Meeting commitments to economic justice and sustainability, and how we are challenging the rise of militarism in schools and wider society. We hope the following work programmes will be amongst those featured:

  • Economic issues
  • Sustainability and peace
  • Peace campaigning and networking
  • Peace education
  • Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Israel Palestine
  • One-year UK peaceworker placements

Local and Area meetings are encouraged to nominate Friends who might benefit from this conference, but you can also come as a self-paying participant. To book your place, please click on the blue 'Register your place' button on this page.

Booking is essential, and places are still available! Please book by 28 February.

More information

For more information contact:

Kristin Skarsholt

Telephone: 020 7663 1121

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Date & time

Start: 18:00 on 24 March 2017

Finish: 15:00 on 26 March 2017

Location

The Hayes Conference Centre
Swanwick
Alfreton
Derbyshire
DE55 1AU
United Kingdom

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Book

Register your place (external link)