Meetings for Learning

Meetings for Learning are usually held monthly 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. Everyone is welcome.  Just turn up in time for a 10am start, prepared to be stimulated, challenged or informed – or all three!

Here’s what we’ve got coming up in 2020:

19 January: Simplicity – not a simple testimony

We start the year with a new occasional series about our Quaker Testimonies and what they mean as we try to live our lives by them in the 21st century. This session is led by Heather Lister, when we’ll consider Simplicity – which is far from simple in today’s complex world.

16 February: What does it mean for Redland to be a Sanctuary Meeting?

Caroline Beatty will lead us in considering this question. It is a timely discussion, following the Sanctuary Everywhere annual meeting on 26 January at Redland Meeting House (see elsewhere in this newsletter).  This meeting for learning is open to all friends, and will include discussion of the connection between our Sanctuary commitment and other concerns of the Meeting, such as climate change and homelessness.

Ideas for topics and offers to lead sessions are very welcome. We would especially like Friends to offer to lead sessions on living our other Testimonies – Peace, Equality,Truth – in today’s world.

Linda Ewles
Coordinator, Learning and Action Hub