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IYM Public Lecture 2010

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

INTRODUCTION
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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Ireland Yearly Meeting Epistle – 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.

RELIGIOUS  SOCIETY  OF  FRIENDS (QUAKERS)

IRELAND YEARLY MEETING

Quaker House Dublin, Stocking Lane, Dublin 16
Fax/Phone/Answering – 01 4956889
e-mail – office@quakers-in-ireland.ie

To Friends everywhere

Dear Friends

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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QVA – Quaker Voluntary Action

 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 

Darwin and the Divine

by
Christopher Moriarty

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

Ireland Yearly Meeting Epistle

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

Why Violence ? Posters

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.