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QPSW Spring Conference 28–30 March 2014

The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire

If you’re a Friend who is appointed by your Meeting to attend, or you have questions about the 2014 QPSW Spring Conference, please contact Kristin Skarsholt: kristins@quaker.org.uk or 020 7663 1121.
 
The annual conference gives fairly new Friends and Quaker Peace & Social Witness Correspondents an opportunity to learn about the work that Quaker Peace & Social Witness does in the world on your behalf, how it connects with wider Quaker belief and action. This year there is a focus on work with those living on the margins in Britain.

The QPSW Spring Conference is a spiritually based event which provides an opportunity to meet with Friends from across the Yearly Meeting and learn about the work QPSW does in the world on your behalf.
 
You will learn how the work we do springs from Quaker concerns and is discerned and overseen by Friends.
 
The Conference is particularly aimed at:

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

Our witness in the world is part of what it means to be a Quaker today.
 
At the Conference you will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with some of those who deliver the programmes of work.
 
As well as a keynote speech focussing on work for those living on the margins in Britain, you will learn about two programmes through workshops and there will be ample opportunity to worship and reflect with Friends in small facilitated groups.
 
We hope the following work programmes will be amongst those featured:

  • Economic issues
  • Housing
  • Advocacy / Parliamentary engagement
  • Africa Programmes
  • Peace
  • QUNO Geneva
  • One Year UK Placements

 
Other staff will also be present and will participate in a more informal session that will allow you to get to know more about our work.