Category Archives: Archived News

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. 

Ireland Yearly Meeting

Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th April 2010

 Friends in Ulster look forward to welcoming Friends from other parts of Ireland and abroad to Yearly Meeting which this year will be held at Friends’ School in Lisburn.

The sessions of the Yearly Meeting are open to all Members; others wishing to attend should obtain permission from the Clerk.

Junior Yearly Meeting

Junior Yearly Meeting, or JYM, is an annual gathering for young Quakers (anyone between 14 and 18 — you don’t have to be a Member, just be interested and willing to get involved) from all over the island of Ireland. This year’s theme, ‘What canst thou say: ethical questions for young Friends today’, will be explored through workshops and small-group discussion sessions, with plenty of time left over for games, entertainment and free time to just get to know other young Quakers.

Continue reading Junior Yearly Meeting

Coming from the Silence

Coming from the Silence :Quaker Peacebuilding Initiatives in Northern Ireland 1969–2007

Edited by Ann Le Mare and Felicity McCartney

‘Coming from the Silence’ describes the work of four major projects and a number of smaller initiatives taking place between 1969 and 2007. It sets the work in a wider Quaker context and analyses it from an international development perspective. Quaker House Belfast, Ulster Quaker Service Committee, the Centre for Neighbourhood Development, and the Quaker Peace Education Project in Derry are covered in depth and a general chapter refers to a variety of smaller initiatives by Friends.

Published 24th September 2009

To order by post from Sessions of York, go to or telephone 01904 697855/ 01904 697892

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