'Quaker Stories' is the theme of this year's Quaker Week

By agency reporter
October 3, 2019

Across Britain, Quakers are telling their personal faith journeys to mark the Week which runs from Saturday 28 September to Sunday 6 October.

'Quaker Stories; is the theme of this year's Quaker Week. Quakers are being encouraged to share their stories of faith and about their community on social media, using the hashtags #QuakerWeek and #QuakerStories.

 World Quaker Day  is on Sunday 6 October this year. The theme is 'Sustainability: planting seeds of renewal for the world we love.'

Alistair Fuller, Head of Outreach Development for Quakers in Britain, said, "Every year during Quaker Week we encourage Quakers and Quaker communities to share what their faith means to them. This year we are thinking about stories and telling the stories of how Quakers live out their faith in the world and how living as a Quaker can challenge, inspire and transform us."

Through market stalls and media, discussions, worship and drama, Quakers will be taking the opportunity to speak out about faith.

* More about World Quaker Day 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 https://www.quaker.org.uk/

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