Tonight six of us met for a discussion, we wanted the opportunity to speak together outside of our Sunday meetings at a mutually suitable time. We started as a meeting for worship in silence then I introduced the theme as being about Faith and Power and the relationship with the Quaker peace testimony. I had taken the idea from this year’s Swarthmore lecture called Faith, Power and Peace by Diana Francis and the value that Quakers have to offer in today’s geo-political world. https://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/pages/swarthmore-2015.html
We started slowly and spent the evening sharing interesting thoughts and getting to know each other better. We hadn’t heard the Swarthmore discourse except myself and also not fully, but it was a good place to start. The meeting lasted for about two hours and there was plenty to talk about!
We intend to meet again on Wednesday August 5th at 19.00 and will see what develops.