Meetings for Learning – March to May 2019

Meetings for Learning are held on the 3rd Sunday of the month, in the Meeting House upstairs library. They start at 10.00 prompt, and end at 10.45 so Friends can then go to Meeting for Worship.       

Subjects vary but all relate in some way to being a Quaker in the 21st century. Recent sessions have focused  on ‘quaint’ Quaker language, Quaker colonialism in Australia, interfaith work in Bristol, mindfulness, and how to respond to the current political situation in a Quakerly way. Future meetings are no less varied and thought-provoking so do join us – everyone is welcome.  Just turn up in time for a 10am start, prepared to be stimulated, challenged or informed – or all three!

17 March
What’s Inside the Bookcases in the upstairs Library?

We will open the bookcases in the Library room and see inside some of the well-weathered Area Meeting Library books that represent a wealth of Quaker heritage and wisdom, as well as other themes that you may like to discuss in this interactive session. Led by Fiona Hamilton (Redland Librarian) & Christine Tollerton (Area Librarian)

21 April (Easter Sunday)
What does Easter mean to you?

An opportunity for Friends to share experiences of what Easter means to them. Led by Julia Bush.

19 May
Make Votes Matter – exploring how a proportional democracy would help foster peace and social justice

This session will be led by Klina Jordan from Make Votes Matter(www.makevotesmatter.org.uk) who will outline how Proportional Representation leads to better social, environmental, economic and political outcomes than our current First-Past-The-Post system. We will then explore how this relates to our Quaker values.

Suggestions for future topics are welcome.

 

Linda Ewles
Learning & Action Hub Coordinator