Friends World Committee for Consultation - Europe & Middle East Section

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Epistle of EMES Annual Meeting 2017

Epistle from EMES Section Annual Meeting
held at Haus Venusberg, Bonn, Germany 4 – 7 May 2017

To all Friends everywhere greetings. We wish you vibrancy in your meetings: Vivacita! Zivost! Vitalite! Liewenskraaft a vitaliteit! Elinvoima! Medryckande /vibrerande! Die strahlende Lebendigkeit! Beogacht! !Vibrantes con mucha vida! Opgewekt en blijmoedig!

Quaker Response to Conference of European Churches' open letter on the Future of Europe

Quakers gathered together for their annual meeting considered this response to an open letter published by the Conference of European Churches last year.

Northern Europe Quaker service committees meeting

Representatives from Quäker-Hilfe (Germany), Quaker Hulpfonds (Netherlands), Quaker Service Sweden and Quaker Service Norway met over the weekend 8-9 April to deepen our knowledge of each other’s work and to explore possibilities for collaboration.

Young Adult Leadership Programme at Woodbrooke

Applications for the 2017-18 programme are now open. The programme is in its sixth year and there is a growing number of Young Adult Friends who have completed it – one of last year’s participants said: “YALP has given me a much needed grounding space where I’ve been able to be in my spiritual community. The taught input has given me space to think about what that means for me at this stage of my life.

Among Friends Issue 138

Among Friends Issue 138 Spring 2017 is now available to download.

Calendar Highlights

Woodbrooke On-line Meeting for Worship

16 Nov 2016 – 17 Nov 2017

A regular opportunity to join in a virtual Meeting for Worship. Fridays, 1pm Greenwich Meantime November till March, 1pm British Summer Time April till October.

Nordic Quaker Gathering

29 Jun – 2 Jul 2017

Every four years the Yearly Meetings of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden come together in one gathering, during which each Yearly Meeting takes place separately, whilst allowing for much sharing and conviviality.

In 2017 the Nordic Quaker Gathering will take place at the Nordic Folk High School, Kungälv, Sweden.

Britain Yearly Meeting Gathering 2017

29 Jul – 5 Aug 2017

Looking forward to YMG 2017
Yearly Meeting Gathering 2017 will be at Warwick University from Saturday 29 July to Saturday 5 August.

German Yearly Meeting 2017

2 – 5 Nov 2017

The gathering of German Yearly Meeting will take place in Bad Pyrmont

Sanctuary Everywhere - A Quaker Conference in Brussels

1 – 3 Dec 2017

Quaker Peace and Social Witness (QPSW) and Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) are holding a joint conference in Brussels in December. Sanctuary is a place of refuge and safety. This conference will look at how we transform Europe into a continent of sanctuary, both for all the people who currently live here, and for other people seeking protection.

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