News from FWCC EMES
Among Friends Issue 136
Issue 136 Summer 2016 is now available.
QCEA Statement on UK referendum decision
The Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) has commented on the result of the UK’s EU membership referendum. QCEA has also provided a quiet space for reflection in Brussels since the result was announced.
Among Friends Issue 135
Here is Issue 135 Spring 2016.
EMES Annual Report 2015
The EMES Annual Report 2015 is now available. Read about what has been happening in Quaker Meetings and organisations in Europe and the Middle East during 2015.
European Quakers Call For An End to the Cycle of Violence
As Quakers from across Europe, meeting in Belgium in the aftermath of the recent murders in Paris and Beirut, we mourn with those who have lost someone close to them. We also acknowledge the anxiety and fear people are feeling across France, Lebanon and elsewhere.
No one is secure unless all of us are secure, and that includes the people of Syria and other war-torn countries as well as the people of France and the rest of Europe.
9 – 11 Sep 2016
Centre Culturel Saint—Thomas, Strasbourg, France Theme: Border Meeting – At the Borderline
2 Oct 2016 | 9.30am – 5.30pm
Friends in Toulouse are putting on a day conference to explore Peace Issues
2 – 4 Dec 2016
Will take place at the Old Abbey, Kortenberg, Belgium
4 – 7 May 2017 | 4.00pm – 1.30pm
The Annual Meeting of EMES in 2017 will take place in Haus Venusberg just outside Bonn, Germany.
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.