The Public Lecture is a regular feature of Ireland Yearly Meeting and is usually presented as an evening session in the course of the meeting. The lecture in 2010 was given by ANNE BENNETT
LIVING THE VISION – BUILDING PEACE – A PERSONAL JOURNEY
I should like to thank Ireland Yearly Meeting for giving me this opportunity to give the Public Lecture for 2010. I was asked to talk about building peace through my work at Quaker House Belfast and elsewhere. This is not an academic exploration of the issues. It’s about my experiences and stories of some of the people I have met during my work who have taught me so much. Towards the end of my talk I will explore some of the issues facing us today and in the future – the challenges for Quakers.
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Click here for information on two events: A weekend in May on the theme “Allowing the spirit of God to take over in your Life” and a concert in June by South Ulster Sinfonia.
Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine & Israel (EAPPI) provides protection by presence, supports Israeli and Palestinian peace activists and advocates for an end to the occupation. For job opportunities press here
The Yearly Meeting Epistle is a traditional greeting, written in the course of each country’s Yearly Meeting and agreed to by all the participants. The Epistle is sent to Yearly Meetings throughout the world.
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To Friends everywhere
We send loving greetings from Ireland Yearly Meeting met in spring sunshine from 8-11 April 2010 in Lisburn. The underlying theme which emerged was one of being true to our vision. Our Testimonies are a vision of a way of living. They express our beliefs in words which leads to action. Jesus taught us to think positively and to live our lives in God’s enabling love.
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Quakers have agreed on testimonies on various mattes since their earliest times. One of the most significant is the Peace Testimony of 1661. Click here for an article on the subject.
QVA organises working retreats to provide practical opportunities to put faith into action and to develop new ways of volunteering that meet the challenges of our time.
The programme for 2010 includes a week in Moyallon, Co. Armagh
from July 17 – 24 (Saturday to Saturday).
For details click here
This article is based on a talk arranged by Monkstown Meeting in the Darwin bicentenary year. It was first published in The Friendly Word January-February 2010.
There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved. Continue reading Darwin and the Divine
Yearly Meeting was held in the Friends’ School, Lisburn, Co. Antrim from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th April 2010.
The Yearly Meeting Epistle is a traditional greeting, written in the course of each country’s Yearly Meeting and agreed to by all the participants. The Epistle is sent to Yearly Meetings throughout the world. Press here to read it
Quakers in Ireland are seeking a suitable candidate for a new position as Youth Co-ordinator. Click here for details.
The Alternative Turner Prize
Posters from schools country-wide in this competition will be on view in the Civic Office in Dublin during the week beginning Monday 22nd March.
Click here for details of this year’s competition and here for the background to the ‘Why violence ?’ campaign.