Peace & Social Justice

Disability and Social Justice

5th July 2021 - 5th July 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Since the 1970s, disabled people have turned approaches to disability upside down, arguing we need to focus on environments and attitudes which disable, rather than the deficits of the person. What does this mean, and how can we work together to build a more inclusive world? If we aspire to “Rights not Charity” and “Nothing…

£15.00
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Early Quakers in their Own Words: witness

8th August 2021 - 10th September 2021

In this course, we will engage at a deep level with several short passages written by early Friends that express something essential about their testimony and witness in the world. This will help us to understand these Friends better and consider what their words mean for us today. Some of the texts are very well-known,…

£72.00
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Reconnecting in a Time of Crisis: learning from Charles Eisenstein.

31st August 2021 - 11th October 2021

This course offers a reflective journey using the writings of Charles Eisenstein (author of The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible and Sacred Economics) as well as Quaker experience past and present. The course consists of 6 live online sessions supported by extracts and summaries from Eisenstein’s writings and video presentations plus a…

£54.00
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Exploring the Swarthmore Lecture 2021: open to new light?

13th September 2021 - 13th September 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

One of three sessions exploring the key themes of the 2021 Swarthmore Lecture: Kinder Ground: Creating Space for Truth by Thomas Penny Open to new light? In an era of “fake news” and wilful misdirection, it’s hard to know who to trust. Faced with an overwhelming barrage of information, how do we find our way…

£15.00
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Quakers Exploring Penal Abolition

15th September 2021 - 15th September 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Suppose British Quakers took the same long-term view of imprisonment as they do of warfare, that it could and should be dispensed with? How might that alter our traditional penal witness? Contemporary imprisonment is as much about managing poverty and the consequences of social inequality as it is about protecting society from harmful behaviour –…

£15.00
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Exploring the Swarthmore Lecture 2021: what canst thou say?

20th September 2021 - 20th September 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

One of three sessions exploring the key themes of the 2021 Swarthmore Lecture: Kinder Ground: Creating Space for Truth by Thomas Penny What Canst Thou Say? “Let your communication be Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil” (Matthew 5:37). As we seek to witness to our Testimony to Truth…

£15.00
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Radical Listening: putting listening at the heart of witness

27th September 2021 - 24th October 2021

There are so many burning issues we need to address and the pressure to act immediately can be overwhelming. What would happen if we took the time to really listen to those who are most affected by injustice and poverty, to those we disagree with, to each other, to ourselves? This course will look at…

£48.00
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Exploring the Swarthmore Lecture 2021: kinder ground

27th September 2021 - 27th September 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

One of three sessions exploring the key themes of the 2021 Swarthmore Lecture: Kinder Ground: Creating Space for Truth by Thomas Penny Kinder Ground In the polarised cacophony of political and cultural debate people are encouraged to take sides and dig in, placing partisanship above the pursuit of truth. How can Quakers help to create…

£15.00
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