British Quakers are offering a series of online workshops and seminars over the summer on how Friends and partners are working to build a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. The Quaker Peace & Social Witness Summer Series 2020 has the theme Where our Witness is:
Sessions include climate justice, peace and disarmament, nonviolence success stories from East Africa, the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel, spiritual activism, and peace education and more.
All of the summer series sessions are open to everyone.
Taking place on Zoom, sessions include:
Quakers and climate justice: an introduction. Thursday 28 May, 12.30-14.00. Everyone welcome.
Testimonies in action – opportunities and leadings. Tuesday 2 June, 10.30-12.00. Everyone welcome.
Quakers and the peace movement: opportunities and challenges today. Thursday 11 June, 10.30-12.00. Everyone welcome.
‘Build Back Better’: It’s time for a new economy. Tuesday 16 June, 12.30-14.00. Practitioner level.
Conversations with Quaker activists – Esther Leighton and Sam Donaldson. Thursday 25 June, 10.30-12.00. Everyone welcome.
Lessons from Kenyan peace activists – how to bring people together for change. Tuesday 30 June, 14.00-15.30. Practitioner level.
Lobbying for a better world. Thursday 9 July, 12.30-14.00. Everyone welcome.
Working for peace and justice in Palestine and Israel. Tuesday 14 July, 14.00-15.30. Everyone welcome.
Can we teach peace? Thursday 23 July, 12.30-14.00. Everyone welcome.
What does love require of me? Spiritual Activism in this moment. Tuesday 28 July, 12:30-14.00. Practitioner level.