What Can Love Do? A Quaker Roots gathering
“We are called to be patterns and examples in a 21st century campaign for peace and ecojustice, as difficult and decisive as the 18th and 19th century drive to abolish slavery.” The Kabarak Call*
Do you care deeply about building peace and working towards the end to the arms trade? Are you longing to find ways to help transform the bitter roots of violence in our world into the sweet fruit of justice, community and solidarity? Could you see yourself helping to lead Quaker Roots moving forwards?
After three years of organising, we (the Quaker Roots core group) have been taking a fallow period, resting, digesting, recharging and reflecting, so that we might listen deeply to where we feel we are being led next.
We are planning to gather a group of people passionate about peace (whether they be experienced activists or those just beginning their journies). We will gather at Huddersfield Quaker Meeting House from the evening on Friday 16th Sept through to lunch on Sun 18th September to get to know one another, to connect deeply and to attune to where Quaker Roots is now and where we might be being led moving forwards. We will spend time listening deeply together – to ourselves, to each other, to the world, to the Light – so that we might sense what leadings might be emerging and to discern a way forward.
It's also OK to come just for the Saturday 17th September if that's the only day you can make.
Would you be interested in being part of this gathering? If this is something that would excite you, please do get in contact and email email@example.com
* The Kabarak Call for Peace and Ecojustice was approved on 24 April 2012 at the Sixth World Conference Friends, held at Kabarak University near Nakuru, Kenya. It is the culmination of the FWCC (Friends World Committee for Consultation) World Consultation on Global Change which was held in 2010 and 2011.
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