George Floyd – Local Quakers respond

Clun Valley Quakers held a short demonstration at the centuries old ‘African’s Grave’ (see link below) in Bishops Castle churchyard, on Thursday 11th June, in support of Black Lives Matter and their demands for a more equal society.

They made the following statement:

Quakers believe in the fundamental equality of all people, and that without justice there can be no peace.

We therefore condemn the systemic racism that has led to the deaths of George Floyd and so many black people at the hands of the police in the US and here in Britain.  We are humbled by the huge contribution to our country that BAME people have made as health workers, carers, delivery drivers and service workers during the pandemic, and angry at the massive inequality they continue to face in pay, living conditions, and access to justice.

We call on the Government to urgently produce a transformational plan with clear actions to address the inequalities faced by BAME people in employment, health, housing and the law and justice system.

We support Black Lives Matter and protests across the world, and share their aspirations for real change and a fairer society.

Click here for a video of the statement.

For the background to the grave please click the link below.

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1392346

Daily Epilogue

We invite Friends to join our
Daily Epilogue

Sunday 12 April until the end of the month
9pm to 9.15 pm

The Local Development team are hosting a short daily online ‘Epilogue’

If you would like more details please download this document – click here.

This will be held in the manner of Woodbrooke’s Epilogue, with a virtual ‘Friend on the internet’ sharing a piece of writing, music or a piece of art or craft. On joining, we will be keeping our microphones muted.  We will sit with the offered piece, and should Friends feel moved to minister we can simply ‘unmute’ our microphones so that we can be heard.

Interested in helping? Pip (worker in SW England) will be coordinating offers to be the ‘Friend on the internet’.
Please email piph@quaker.org.uk if you’d be willing, with preferred days.

Unsure about Zoom meetings?
https://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/about/online-mfw/Online-worship-advice
and read “A Quaker Guide to online worship and meetings”
or piph@quaker.org.uk  for help

Area Meeting Residential Weekend 14-16 February 2020

Area Meeting Residential Weekend 14-16 February 2020

To be held at the Pioneer Centre, Cleobury Mortimer.

An all-age gathering based loosely round the book ‘Active Hope – how to face the mess we’re in without going crazy’ by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone.

For further information contact a member of the planning group: Morag Sinton (Abergavenny), Kate Seekings (Hereford), Charlotte Lake (Hereford) and Ursula Freeman (Ludlow).

To download the booking form as a PDF – please click here.

To download the booking form as a Word docx – please click here.

To download a poster for this event – please click here.

“War School” showing in Abergavenny

Abergavenny Quakers

warmly invite you to a showing of the documentary-

War School

Melville Theatre Pen-y-Pound  – Friday 22nd November @ 7.30

War School, a film about the battle for the hearts and minds of children in Britain.

(running time 85 mins)
Followed by discussion over refreshments. There will be a retiring collection towards expenses. www.war.school

Area Meeting Residential Weekend 14-16 February 2020

Area Meeting Residential Weekend 14-16 February 2020

To be held at the Pioneer Centre, Cleobury Mortimer.
An all-age gathering based loosely round the book ‘Active Hope – how to face the mess we’re in without going crazy’ by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone.
For further information contact a member of the planning group: Morag Sinton (Abergavenny), Kate Seekings (Hereford) and Ursula Freeman (Ludlow).
To download the booking form – please click here.