News from FWCC EMES
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
2 – 5 Nov 2017
The gathering of German Yearly Meeting will take place in Bad Pyrmont
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.