Happy Christmas Friends!
I am just leaving the Conference centre after a very full weekend. Much food for thought. The enormity of the challenges, youth unemployment, environmental degradation. How can we make best use of QCEA resources to have the Quaker voice heard in the European institutions and how can we better link with QCEA?
Join me for a soup lunch to raise funds for the FWCC Appeal at 12 noon on Wednesday 20th November at 5 West Hextol Close, Hexham.
We agreed at AMWG last night that Northumbria AM would host QuINE in 2014. It seems to me that this is the opportunity for Friends in the NE region to share their concerns, projects to encourage joint working, sharing of good practice etc. We could also review those activities where we share responsibilities, eg Shindig, The Retreat, W&S trust. There could also be the opportunity to include input from YM so that there is greater understanding of Central work locally and local work centrally. Sounds a lot but perhaps if we take themes and invite input. Also some items could be specialist groups and poster displays.
Saturday 5 October 10.30am, Newcastle
Brunswick Methodist Church, Brunswick Place, near Monument
Hamed Qwasameh – a founder member of The Villages Group –
is visiting us on the final leg of a two-week speaking tour of the UK
- following a screening of the short documentary ‘ My Home is Everything’, the work of a young Palestinian film-maker from the village of Susiya in the occupied South Hebron Hills, Hamed will share the latest news of the Susiya community’s struggle to avert the compulsory requisition and demolition of their homes by the Israeli Government, and The Villages Group’s ongoing work in Israel-Palestine.
- Admission free, retiring collection in aid of The Villages Group