Eva Koch Scholarship Presentations

Tending the Flames: resilience in activism

How do we keep going when we feel like all is lost? How do we keep talking when we feel no one is listening? We might find the answers in metaphors of fire – in…

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Where the Wild Things Are: gardening for nature in Quaker spaces

The UK is one of the most nature-depleted places on Earth, in the face of this our gardens provide a vital sanctuary. This presentation by Caroline Chandler considers how we can use our gardens to…

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From Small Acorns Come Wide Branches: building community in an uncertain world

From humble beginnings come gardens for minds to rest in, one thousand trees and places to call home. Find out more about how communities are coming together to protect nature and each other’s wellbeing. When…

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Climate Crisis – Food and Solidarity

Ruth Kettle-Frisby looks at how people of faith can accompany women and disabled people in the Global South. Naomi Richards explores sharing food to cultivate belonging to and reverence for life on earth. Naomi produced…

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Our Friends and Other Animals and Lessons from Friends against Nuclear Weapons

Jasmine Piercy shares her work on the theme, ‘Our Friends and Other Animals’: how we might extend our Quaker testimony to all species. Adopting a fresh, hopeful and non-judgemental approach, she has been engaging with…

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Centering Prayer & Giving in Friends Church Africa

Rosemary Field shares her exploration of what the method of ‘centering prayer’ has to offer Friends as personal spiritual practice and as a means of enhancing the experience of Meeting for Worship. Alfred Wasike talks…

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Exploring Priesthood

John Peirce spent six weeks exploring Quaker understanding of the priesthood of all believers. In August 2017,  John gave a short presentation on his current thinking to an audience of Woodbrooke staff, volunteers and guests.

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European Quaker peaceworker schemes

Haifa Rashed presents her research about Quaker peace worker schemes around the world.

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