Peaceful Protest To Effect Change Oct 11th

Panel discussion : Peaceful protest to effect change
Friday 11th October 19:00 for 19:30 start
Harpenden Meeting House, 12 Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 1PD

Harpenden Meeting invite you to our Quaker Week event for 2019, on Friday 11 October, 19.00 for a 19.30 start. A panel of local activists will discuss the role peaceful protest can play in bringing about change.  There will also be refreshments afterwards, and an optional half hour-meeting for worship at 9:30pm.
It would be wonderful to see you at our event.

Local But Wider

Luton Friends hosted Area Meeting on Sunday last. It was inspiring to be with Quakers from other local meetings, and we tried to give them a very warm welcome over lunch and at teatime. Many thanks to our caretakers for making sure that the Meeting House was looking its very best.

At the meeting itself, a Luton Friend read from Quaker faith and practice 10.20:

“One of the unexpected things I have learnt in my life as a Quaker is that religion is basically about relationships between people. This was an unexpected discovery, because I had been brought up to believe that religion was essentially about our relationship with God…

… I do not think I am alone in my certainty that it’s in my relationships with people that the deepest religious truths are most vividly disclosed.” (George Gorman)Another Luton Friend gave a short talk about the transformative work of the Quaker Office at the United Nations (QUNO). QUNO addresses some of the greatest and most difficult issues: human rights and refuges, peace and disarmament, food and sustainability, and climate change.  Diplomats, UN officials, staff of NGOs, come together for off-the-record meals in the Geneva House, in a Quaker atmosphere of trust, a meeting of hearts and perhaps then of minds.  

-Colin Hall

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