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NFPB in Sheffield, December 2018

NFPB members gathered in Sheffield for our last meeting of the year, being joined by a number of other Friends from the Area Meeting. On this occasion, as well as some routine business and sharing news of Friends’ peace witness across the North, Friends participated in two workshops.

1918-2018 Some reflections

Northern Friends Peace Board’s trustees gathered in worship at the beginning of November 2018 and were led to share some reflections on the centenary of the armistice.
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The peace testimony, today, is seen in what we do, severally and together, with our lives. We pray for the involvement of the Spirit with us, that we may work for a more just world. – London Yearly Meeting, 1993
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Seeds of peace and costs of war

The Meeting House in Lincoln was the venue for our late September meeting. Joined by a good number of local Friends and other visitors, NFPB members explored the nature of our peace witness. Friends who had been involved in acts of witness reported both positive and negative experiences. In Conwy, we heard, serious consideration is being given to promoting peace education and appointing a local authority Peace Champion, following witness at the Armed Forces Day national events in nearby Llandudno.

Lifting the Shadow of WW1 and Prospects for Peace Today

Saturday, November 17, 2018

York Quakers are taking this opportunity to host two one-day events this autumn (see also 6 October). The events explore the lessons from the past and ways to resolve conflict in the present and future.
Both events are at Friargate Quaker Meeting House and are open to the general public as well as Quakers. http://www.yorkquakers.org.uk/ww1conferences.html

Lifting the Shadow of WW1 and Prospects for Peace Today

Saturday, October 6, 2018

York Quakers are taking this opportunity to host two one-day events this autumn (see also 17 November). The events explore the lessons from the past and ways to resolve conflict in the present and future. Both events are at Friargate Quaker Meeting House and are open to the general public as well as Quakers. http://www.yorkquakers.org.uk/ww1conferences.html

'Howard Clark Memorial Lecture'- A fresh view on conflict: Logics of security versus the logics of peace

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Lecture by Christine Schweizer of War Resisters International , at Leeds Beckett University, 17:30-19:00

The Dance of Compassionate Communication: An Introduction to Nonviolent Communication

Friday, March 8, 2019 to Sunday, March 10, 2019

Critical Whitheness

Friday, February 22, 2019 to Sunday, February 24, 2019

Quaker Activist Gathering

Saturday, November 3, 2018

at Lancaster Meeting House . “An action-focused day for Quakers who identify as activists, framed in worship. It will be a day to make connections, build common cause, deepen our action through exploring the Quaker aspect of it, and discover how we can work more effectively.” Info and booking details (book by 15th October) http://www.quaker.org.uk/events/quaker-activist-gathering-2018

NFPB in Glasgow - worship, witness and discussion

Two years on from the killing of MP Jo Cox (and when NFPB also met in Scotland), we began our meeting this June on the day of the Great Get Together , an idea of the Jo Cox Foundation. Reflecting on the theme of getting together, Friends reaffirmed the value of hearing one another, gaining insights from different perspectives but also being energised and challenged to be more than we are alone.

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