Experiencing a Changed World: How Are We Being Reshaped? QCCIR Conference

25 March 2022 - 27 March 2022
18:00 - 14:00


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Over the past two years all over the world every one of us has been subject to deep change and uncertainty. The responses of each of us have been different. We have heard much from politicians and health experts but what of our spiritual lives? What is it all meaning for our understanding and experience of faith and community?

This weekend conference is organised jointly by Woodbrooke and the Quaker Committee for Christian and Interfaith Relations. It may be particularly suitable for Friends engaged in local ecumenical and interfaith work.

In the pandemic we have been forced to enter a liminal space where the structures that normally frame our lives have been seriously disrupted. Invited speakers in conversation will seek to create a space for us to think together deeply about what we have been through and its consequences, especially as it has impacted upon spiritual experience and faith communities.

Our first main theme will be the potential of the pandemic to enable us to think and feel differently as individuals and communities about the challenges of the climate crisis. Secondly, we will consider how the pandemic has affected our spiritual lives as individuals and in community. What does this all mean for our continuing ecumenical and interfaith work?

Our speakers are Jennifer Kavanagh, Alex Wildwood, Alastair McIntosh and Timothy Ashworth.

This conference is a blended event and we look forward to welcoming participants both online and in person at the Woodbrooke Centre. Presentations will be livestreamed to online participants. There will be separate discussion groups for those at Woodbrooke and those participating online but plenaries will be blended and, as far as possible, will be set up to enable participation for both in person and online participants.  There will be online spaces outside the session times for those who are online to meet and talk with other online conference participants.

The cost for attendance at the Woodbrooke Centre is £335 (£215 if non-resident) and online is £115.

Experiencing a Changed World: How Are We Being Reshaped? QCCIR Conference Woodbrooke

An outline of the session times is shown (all UK times) and all meals will be provided for guests at the Woodbrooke Centre, beginning with an evening meal on Friday and finishing with lunch on Sunday.


Until 31 January 2022, booking is only open to representatives from Area Quaker Meetings. After this date the remaining places will be available for other Friends to book.

Please select the relevant options below (select ‘not applicable’ for accommodation and diet if attending online) and if you are not an Area Meeting representative you will be given the option to join the ‘waitlist’, you will then be notified by email when the places are available to book. 

This course will involve:

DiscussionSpeakerZoom Session

Accessibility info:

On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communication adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course.

The Woodbrooke Centre has some ground floor and lift accessible rooms including wheelchair access. All rooms will have an ensuite or dedicated bathroom. Please be clear about your requirements when booking so that we can ensure you are allocated an appropriate room.

Automated Zoom closed captions are available for those joining by Zoom but if you feel you require more accurate closed captioning please email us directly in addition to booking.

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