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APR 20

QPSW Spring Sessions - What love can do

20 April - 3 June 2021

Join us for our new online workshop sessions to find out more about the peace & social witness work of Quakers in Britain.

The Spring Sessions will look at issues including the spiritual roots of our work, working with decision makers, climate and racial justice, peace campaigning, and more.

There will be time for include discussions, question & answer sessions, and participatory activities. Everyone is welcome to these new Spring Sessions considering 'What love can do: How Quaker faith impels us to act in the world'. If you have never heard of Quakerism before - or indeed you're new to thinking about how we can act in the world to create peace and positive change - you are welcome. You do not have to be a Quaker!

As Quakers and those curious about Quakerism, it is our hope and dream that:

“Our Lives speak peace, equality, respect for the earth and all its inhabitants. We offer friendship to all and solidarity to the marginalised. We speak truth to power with love. We hold those in power in the Light. We find creative and nonviolent ways to get our message across. We are in this for the long haul; we're not afraid to take risks.'" (from Our faith in the future)

Quaker Peace & Social Witness's work draws from the deep spiritual experience of Quakers to build sustained action for peace and justice. For Quakers, this is the meaning of witness – it is living out our faith in the world. Our work combines an adherence to the testimonies of peace, equality, simplicity, sustainability, truth and integrity with the flexibility to respond to the immediate reality of present-day concerns.

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Please note that all session timings are in British Summer Time (UTC +1). The workshops are:

  • Our unstoppable faith in action -Tuesday 20 April 12:30–2pm
  • Difficult conversations in difficult times - Tuesday 27 April 5:30–7pm
  • Justice is love in action - Tuesday 4 May 12:30–2pm
  • Working with decision-makers in challenging times - Thursday 13 May 5:30–7pm
  • Campaigning for peace together with your “opponent" – learning from East African peace activists - Tuesday 18 May 12:30–2pm
  • A brief story of climate justice: from slavery to now - Tuesday 25 May 5:30–7pm
  • Freedom from fear and harm - building peace in Britain today - Thursday 3 June 5:30–7pm

Full descriptions of each workshop are available in the booking form.

Access: If you have access needs, please sign up as early as possible, stating how we can make this workshop more accessible for you in the form.

The QPSW Spring Sessions will be taking place on Zoom. A few days before the session/s you have signed up for, you will be emailed a Zoom link which will enable you to take part. If you have not used Zoom before, some useful guidance is available here (PDF): Please note that all session timings are in British Summer Time.

Quaker Peace & Social Witness (QPSW) is part of Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM). This event is free but if you would like to make a donation supporting the work of QPSW, please click here.

If you have any questions or queries, please email us on qpswevents@quaker.org.uk.

More information

For more information contact:

Quaker Peace & Social Witness

Telephone: 02076631071

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Date & time

Start: 12:30 on 20 April 2021

Finish: 19:00 on 3 June 2021