'Room for more' in national Quaker Week

By agency reporter
September 28, 2018

Across the country, Quakers are preparing a feast of opportunities to welcome everyone to see how the Quaker faith makes a difference, during national Quaker Week, Saturday 29 September to Sunday 7 October.

From the north of Scotland to the south coast of England, there are discussions and dramas, vigils, heritage open days and bring and share tea parties. All to give food for thought about faith that leads Quakers to work for peace and truth, equality and simplicity.

The 'room for more' theme is inspired by the joyful welcome that meeting houses across Britain have offered to migrants and refugees. Many events held by Quaker Sanctuary Meetings involve sharing meals across cultures and traditions.

Gill Sewell, staff member for Quakers in Britain said, “Quakers warmly welcome everyone to explore their faith. There's room for more at the table, and Quakers value everyone's experience. Gathering and sharing together enriches everyone."

* Find local events during Quaker week here

* More about Sanctuary Meetings here

*  Quakers are known formally as the Religious Society of Friends. Around 23,000 people attend 478 Quaker meetings in Britain. Their commitment to equality, justice, peace, simplicity and truth challenges them to seek positive social and legislative change.

* Quakers in Britain http://www.quaker.org.uk/

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