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Yearly Meeting 2018

4–7 May 2018, Friends House, London

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Friday 4 May

12:30PM- 2:00PM Large Meeting House

The Salter Lecture - Bearing witness or bearing whiteness? Britain, Africa and Quakers

3:00PM- 5:00PM Large Meeting House

Britain Yearly Meeting work fair

3:00PM- 3:45PM Sarah Fell Room

It’s still not too late to read Quaker faith & practice

3:00PM- 3:45PM Waldo Williams Suite

Tea and cake with staff

4:00PM- 4:45PM Sarah Fell Room

How does Yearly Meeting work?

5:00PM- 5:45PM Sarah Fell Room

It’s still not too late to read Quaker faith & practice

6:00PM- 6:45PM Sarah Fell Room

How does Yearly Meeting work?

7:00PM- 9:00PM Large Meeting House

Yearly Meeting Session 1

Saturday 5 May

8:45AM- 9:15AM Quaker Centre Worship Space

Early morning worship (programmed/semi-programmed)

8:45AM- 9:15AM Sarah Fell Room

Early morning worship (unprogrammed)

9:30AM-12:00PM Large Meeting House

Yearly Meeting Session 2

12:30PM- 1:30PM William Penn Room 1

An Introduction to Hinduism for Quakers

12:30PM- 1:30PM Ada Salter Room 3

Are you led to Peace Education?

12:30PM- 1:30PM Sarah Fell Room

Experiment with Light - its past, present, and future

12:30PM- 1:30PM Ada Salter Room 1

Faith & Play storytelling

12:30PM- 1:30PM Drayton House Room B20 Jevons

Have we got it sussed on sustainability?

12:30PM- 1:30PM Drayton House Room B16 Edgeworth

Meeting Houses: treasure or millstone?

12:30PM- 1:30PM William Penn Room 2

Nourishing our meetings - meeting and eating together

12:30PM- 1:30PM Quaker Centre Worship Space

Programmed/semi-programmed worship

12:30PM- 1:30PM George Fox Room

Quaker Disability Equality Group AGM and open celebration

12:30PM- 1:30PM Friends House, Third floor sofas

Quaker parenting lunch

12:30PM- 1:30PM Drayton House Room B03 Ricardo

Quakers and Business - What went wrong?

12:30PM- 1:30PM Margaret Fell Room

Quaker Understandings of Truth

12:30PM- 1:30PM Drayton House Room B06

Spiritual Healing Talk and Demonstration

12:30PM- 1:30PM Ada Salter Room 2

Tea, Cake and QSIFs

2:00PM- 3:00PM Large Meeting House – capacity 1000

Yearly Meeting Session 3 Parallel Session - A conversation in The Light

2:00PM- 3:00PM Waldo Williams 1 – capacity 24

Yearly Meeting Session 3 Parallel Session - Art

2:00PM- 3:00PM Sarah Fell Room – capacity 140

Yearly Meeting Session 3 Parallel Session - Church government

2:00PM- 3:00PM The Restaurant – capacity 20

Yearly Meeting Session 3 Parallel Session - Dance

2:00PM- 3:00PM Friends House Library

Yearly Meeting Session 3 Parallel Session - Library

2:00PM- 3:00PM William Penn Suite – capacity 48

Yearly Meeting Session 3 Parallel Session - Missing identities?

2:00PM- 3:00PM Ada Salter Suite – capacity 40

Yearly Meeting Session 3 Parallel Session - Religious difference workshop

3:10PM- 5:00PM Large Meeting House

Yearly Meeting Session 3 continued

5:30PM- 6:30PM Ada Salter Room 2

After death, then what?

5:30PM- 6:30PM Margaret Fell Room

Data Protection - what's new for meetings

5:30PM- 6:30PM Drayton House Room B20 Jevons

Meetings of Sanctuary going forward

5:30PM- 6:30PM Quaker Centre Worship Space

Programmed/semi-programmed worship

5:30PM- 6:30PM Ada Salter Room 3

Quaker Arts Network: the way ahead

5:30PM- 6:30PM Drayton House Room B03 Ricardo

Quaker Peace & Social Witness work

5:30PM- 6:30PM William Penn Room 1

Quaker quiet diplomacy – still making a difference

5:30PM- 6:30PM William Penn Room 2

Taking action for peace

5:30PM- 6:30PM Ada Salter Room 1

The rich texture and diversity of Quakerism around the world

5:30PM- 6:30PM Drayton House Room B16 Edgeworth

Vegan living as Quaker witness: an introduction

5:30PM- 6:30PM Drayton House Room B06

What can we learn from African peace activists about nonviolent campaigning?

7:00PM- 8:30PM Large Meeting House

The Swarthmore Lecture - Changing ourselves, changing the world - Chris Alton

9:00PM- 9:30PM Large Meeting House

Opportunity for worship

Sunday 6 May

8:45AM- 9:15AM Quaker Centre Worship Space

Early morning worship (programmed/semi-programmed)

8:45AM- 9:15AM Sarah Fell Room

Early morning worship (unprogrammed)

9:30AM-12:00PM Large Meeting House

Yearly Meeting Session 4

12:00PM- 2:00PM Ada Salter Room 2

Quaker Housing Trust drop-in clinic

12:30PM- 1:30PM Ada Salter Room 3

Experience of Quaker international conciliation work

12:30PM- 1:30PM Drayton House Room B03 Ricardo

FHS 2018 Presidential Address: Gethin Evans

12:30PM- 1:30PM Large Meeting House

Inclusivity: taking down the barriers

12:30PM- 1:30PM Sarah Fell Room

Meet the Swarthmore lecturer

12:30PM- 1:30PM Drayton House B16 Edgeworth

Meet the Trustees and the Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) Treasurer

12:30PM- 1:30PM Drayton House Room B20 Jevons

Mental Health: our shared Quaker journey

12:30PM- 1:30PM Library

Pacifism under test. Experiences of the Friends Ambulance Unit (FAU) and Friends Relief Service (FRS) in World War II.

12:30PM- 1:30PM Quaker Centre Worship Space

Programmed/semi-programmed worship

12:30PM- 1:30PM William Penn Room 1

Quaker Gender and Sexual Diversity Community Annual General Meeting

12:30PM- 1:30PM Friends House, Third floor sofas

Quaker parenting lunch

12:30PM- 1:30PM Margaret Fell Room

QVinE’s new Perspectives - the writers speak

12:30PM- 1:30PM George Fox Room

Swimming against the tide and finding hope

12:30PM- 1:30PM Drayton House Room B06

Travelling in the Ministry: experience from Section of the Americas

12:30PM- 1:30PM William Penn 2

Using simple online tools to share Quakerism

12:30PM- 1:30PM Ada Salter Room 1

Working with World Faiths on Sustainable Living

2:00PM- 5:00PM Large Meeting House

Yearly Meeting Session 5

5:30PM- 6:30PM Drayton House Room B20 Jevons

Climate justice and the new economy

5:30PM- 6:30PM Drayton House Room B06

Food poverty and financial wellbeing with Quaker Social Action

5:30PM- 6:30PM Ada Salter Room 2

Maintaining membership records online

5:30PM- 6:30PM George Fox Room

Meeting for Sufferings - at the heart of our work

5:30PM- 6:30PM William Penn Room 2

Meet the Peaceworkers

5:30PM- 6:30PM Drayton House Room B03 Ricardo

Mental Health and Criminal Justice

5:30PM- 6:30PM Quaker Centre Worship Space

Programmed/semi-programmed worship

5:30PM- 6:30PM Margaret Fell Room

Quaker logo drop-in session

5:30PM- 6:30PM Sarah Fell Room

Russia: Shrinking space for civil society and dissent

5:30PM- 6:30PM Ada Salter Room 1

Safeguarding Matters

5:30PM- 6:30PM William Penn Room 1

Steve Chalke: Building Peace ecumenically - ‘INSPIRE Peace in 2018’

5:30PM- 6:30PM Ada Salter Room 3

Where do we find hope, and how can we make use of it?

6:00PM- 8:30PM Large Meeting House, Ada Salter Suite, East and North Corridors

Groups Fair

8:00PM- 9:00PM Sarah Fell Room

Opportunity for worship

Monday 7 May

8:45AM- 9:15AM Quaker Centre Worship Space

Early morning worship (programmed/semi-programmed)

8:45AM- 9:15AM Sarah Fell Room

Early morning worship (unprogrammed)

8:45AM- 9:00AM Waldo Williams Room 1

Yearly Meeting Draft Epistle

9:30AM-12:00PM Large Meeting House

Yearly Meeting Session 6

12:30PM- 1:30PM Quaker Centre Worship Space

Programmed/semi-programmed worship

2:00PM- 4:00PM Large Meeting House

Yearly Meeting Session 7

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Friday 4 May 12:30PM- 2:00PM

The Salter Lecture - Bearing witness or bearing whiteness? Britain, Africa and Quakers

Large Meeting House

Quaker Socialist Society

Diana Jeater will examine the complex historical relationship between Britain, Quakers and Africans. Diana was previously Professor of African History at the University of the West of England (Bristol) and Goldsmiths College, University of London. She now lectures at the University of Liverpool. Diana is a Quaker.

Friday 4 May 3:00PM- 5:00PM

Britain Yearly Meeting work fair

Large Meeting House

BYM Staff

Come and find out more about the work done by Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM). There will be displays and literature available and a chance to speak to staff and committee members. No centrally managed work tables will be at the Sunday evening Groups Fair. We realise that not everyone will be able to attend on Friday afternoon and therefore aspects of the work will also be displayed on the permanent BYM stand throughout the weekend.

Friday 4 May 3:00PM- 3:45PM

It’s still not too late to read Quaker faith & practice

Sarah Fell Room

Yearly Meeting Agenda Committee

How well do you know Quaker faith & practice? Whether you've never opened it or would like a refresher, this interactive session will provide a whistlestop tour of our red book to help you understand what's there, what's not there, and what we are talking about as we consider whether or not this is the right time to revise it.

Tea and cake with staff

Waldo Williams Suite

BYM Staff

Staff and committee members would like to welcome Friends to Yearly Meeting with tea and cake and will be available for informal conversations about their work.

Friday 4 May 4:00PM- 4:45PM

How does Yearly Meeting work?

Sarah Fell Room

Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre

Is this your first time at Yearly Meeting? Have you been before but are still confused by what happens? In this session, Woodbrooke staff will guide you through the way a large Quaker business meeting works. They will also offer practical tips on getting the best from the weekend and provide a chance to ask any questions that are on your mind. There is no such thing as a silly question.

Friday 4 May 5:00PM- 5:45PM

It’s still not too late to read Quaker faith & practice

Sarah Fell Room

Yearly Meeting Agenda Committee

How well do you know Quaker faith & practice? Whether you've never opened it or would like a refresher, this interactive session will provide a whistlestop tour of our red book to help you understand what's there, what's not there, and what we are talking about as we consider whether or not this is the right time to revise it.

Friday 4 May 6:00PM- 6:45PM

How does Yearly Meeting work?

Sarah Fell Room

Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre

Is this your first time at Yearly Meeting? Have you been before but are still confused by what happens? In this session, Woodbrooke staff will guide you through the way a large Quaker business meeting works. They will also offer practical tips on getting the best from the weekend and provide a chance to ask any questions that are on your mind. There is no such thing as a silly question.

Friday 4 May 7:00PM- 9:00PM

Yearly Meeting Session 1

Large Meeting House

Required business including Annual Reports of Quaker Stewardship Committee and Meeting for Sufferings.