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Women and Peace Building: The Eritrean Context

Fifth Annual Bristol Quaker Peace Lecture The Annual Peace Lecture was given on 12 May 2018 by Helen Kidan, a prominent Eritrean Human Rights Activist. Helen drew on her personal experience of the Eritrean conflict and a large audience at the …

Junior Yearly Meeting 2018

Junior Yearly Meeting (JYM) ran alongside Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) in London from 4th to 7th of May 2018 in London; JYM was largely held at Lee Valley YHA, a short journey away from central London. The atmosphere was overwhelmingly …

The Refugee Crisis: a View from Europe

Speakers: Molly Scott Cato:  MEP for the South West Imogen McIntosh: Aid Box Community Hub at Redland Quaker Meeting House Saturday 23rd June, 7pm - 9.15 pm UK policy on immigration and asylum is increasingly hostile and entrenched. Looking at a wider European context, what …

All Are Welcome –

An Area Meeting Day at Bedminster Meeting House to think on the theme of "All Are Welcome" - how we can make our Meetings more all age friendly for our youngest to our oldest Friends. At Bedminster Meeting House. The morning …

Redland Meeting Memorial Book

We remember the following member of our meeting who died in June: Hilary Monro 8/6/99 Tony Peters 30/6/03 Nicholas Gillett 23/6/08 Liz Welsh 5/6/13

Get help for your favourite good cause!

Get help for your favourite good cause!The Appeals collection on a Sunday after MfW usually raises, on average, about £130, and sometimes over £200. That sum of money can make a difference, especially to a small charity that doesn’t have …

Beatitudes

Blessed are the voluble, for they teach us the wisdom of silence. Blessed are the generalisers, for they remind us to think. Blessed are the certain for they prompt us to wonder. Charles Lewsen

Voices – a Healing Way

Michael Len writes: I was on a March study-tour in Kyoto when I felt a new healing way involving chants and hymns. It proved useful and simple. It enabled me to pant to the 200th upward step of a Zen meditation …

Poem for June

Earth has not anything to show more fair: Dull would he be of soul who could pass by A sight so touching in its majesty: This City now doth, like a garment, wear The beauty of the morning; silent, bare, Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and …

Etty: the play

Saturday 19 May at 4pm, Frenchay -  Etty is a 50-minute play by Susan Stein drawn from the diaries of Etty Hillesum, a sensuous, intelligent and poetic young Jewish woman searching for the meaning of her life – and all life …

Paradise found in the Nun’s Garden*, Ammerdown

Come into this greening, spring fragrance, this beautiful place, young buds in the airy spaces, their twigs that bounce, dance. The unravelling of flowers, the complication of unfurling, of opening, of pushing up through competitive rooting, soil, sharp little stones. Birds are calling each to …

Airport Expansion

Siân Charnley writes on the environmental impact of airport expansion and how we might taking action against this: I first became aware of Quakers, and made life-long personal friends amongst them, when we sat together in the early 1980s to blockade the most reactive …

Meetings for Learning May – July 2018

On 20 May we pick up our theme of ‘Exploring 21st Century Quakerism’ with some feedback from Yearly Meeting led by Christine Tollerton. On 17 June Roger Sturge will lead on ‘A peculiar people? Quaker language’ which will connect well to …

Fifth Annual Bristol Quaker Peace Lecture

Women and Peace Building: The Eritrean Context Helen Kidan, Human Rights Activist Saturday 12 May 2018 11am  - 12.30pm Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ Admission free - All welcome - do bring a friend/friends Helen Kidan will look at the …

Redland Meeting Memorial Book

We remember the following member of our meeting who died in May: Dermot Grubb   18/5/96 Molly Packer   21/5/01 Rose Jennings   24/5/16  

Sail in the Hebrides

I am planning to cruise in the Hebrides in June and would like to make it a Quaker cruise. I need one person with sailing experience capable of taking charge of the yacht should occasion arise (RYA Day Skipper or equivalent) but the other …

Meetings for Learning May – July 2018

In April we will not have a meeting for learning, as we have the Ammerdown residential weekend this month. On 20 May we pick up our theme of ‘Exploring 21st Century Quakerism’ with some feedback from Yearly Meeting led by …

Redland Meeting Memorial Book

We remember the following member of our meeting who died in April: Margaret McNeill 20/4/94 Alice Bottome 24/4/96 Maggie Spriggs 12/4/05 Eric Phizacklea 1/4/06  

Woodbrooke Study Centre

Woodbrooke Study Centre provides study opportunities to encourage continuing personal, social and spiritual development whilst shaping experiences that can significantly enhance both personal and community growth. The 2018 brochure ‘Learn’, (available in Meeting, from Woodbrooke, and also to download from www.woodbrooke.org.uk/course-brochure ) …

Half Breed – A recommendation

I read with interest Marian’s submission in the last Redland newsletter concerning the play “Half Breed’ which will be performed at the Old Vic (26 and 27 April - two evening performances plus a matinee on 27th). I saw Natasha Marshall perform …

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