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MAR 22

2019 QPSW Spring Conference: Journeys of Witness

22 - 24 March 2019, Alfreton

Quaker witness takes many forms – it can be both personal and shared, loud and quiet, lifelong and sporadic, depleting and nourishing. Quaker Peace & Social Witness seeks to support Friends individually in their lives, jointly in their meetings and in Britain Yearly Meeting, to translate our faith into action and to be part of a movement for positive social change.

Sharing our stories connects us and deepens our understanding of our witness. This year we hope to welcome Nim Njuguna as our keynote speaker. Nim is a former Quaker prison chaplain and restorative justice trainer. He has recently received an Eva Koch scholarship to research diversity and inclusion in the Quaker community.

Come and find out more about the work of Quaker Peace & Social Witness, 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.

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 hope the following work programmes will be amongst those featured:

  • Climate Justice
  • Conciliation Work
  • Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Israel Palestine
  • Peace Education and Campaigning and Networking
  • Sanctuary Everywhere
  • One Year UK Peaceworker Placements

Bookings will open in October 2018.

This is a BYM event.

More information

For more information contact:

Elizabeth

Telephone: 020 7663 1121

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Date & time

Start: 18:00 on 22 March 2019

Finish: 15:00 on 24 March 2019

Location

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

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