Friday 21st September, all round the world, is the United Nations International Day of Peace. It’s the cue for a round-up of forthcoming peace events in Bath.
On the day itself, Ammerdown is holding a Peace Gathering in the Ammerdown Centre Gardens near Radstock from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
Saturday 22nd September, 10:30 am FMH Bath Interfaith Tour, part of the Bathscape Walking Festival, starting at Bath Abbey, calling in at the Friends Meeting House at 10:30 and finishing at the Christian Science Church in Widcombe at 1:00 pm.
Thursday 4th October, 7:30 pm, FMH Commemorating Resistance to War, public meeting to highlight the work of the Commemoration, Conflict and Conscience Project, sharing ‘hidden’ or less well-known stories of the First World War. Includes the Bath launch of our Friend Kate MacDonald’s book ‘The Conscientious Objector’s Wife’.
The world-wide Week of Prayer for World Peace is from Sunday 14th October to Sunday 21st October this year.
On the opening Sunday – after our Meeting for Worship and a shared lunch – Bath Interfaith Group will hold their service for the Week of Prayer.
Wednesday 24th October (United Nations Day!) FMH, 7:00 pm AGM of Bath & District United Nations Association, followed at 7:30 pm by a talk on The Humanitarian Cost of Arms Export Promotion and its effect on the conflict in Yemen.
The speaker is Paul Tippell an anti-arms trade activist and UNA member.
Tuesday 30th October, 7:30 pm, FMH, talk on ‘Climate Crisis & Human Security’, speaker Dr Molly Scott Cato MEP. meeting is the latest in Bath Stop War’s Re-Thinking Security series, this time organised jointly with B&NES Green Party. Free, but please register in advance at Eventbrite
Friday 2nd November, 7:30 pm, FMH, Drama: ‘Digging the Dirt’ Multistory Theatre Company drama on the precursors of Quakers in England to modern day issues of free speech.
Tuesday & Wednesday 13th /14th November, 8:00 pm at the Ustinov Theatre, Drama: ‘This Evil Thing’ drama written and acted by Michael Mears of Wandsworth Meeting, telling the story of Britain’s Conscientious Objectors in WW1