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UPCOMING MEETINGS

All meetings are cancelled for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19.

While we are unable to meet, please feel free to send me anything that you would like to see posted related to justice and peace. While we are all preoccupied with a virus and its consequences, other things are still happening!

How about writing some Amnesty emails or letters?
See: https://www.amnesty.org.uk/issues

Here’s an interesting perspective on how the world responds to crises. Can we do better in future!?
https://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/politics-climate-change/news/covid-19-and-climate-change-1885357


March / April – no meetings. Instead, how about:

  • CTISAD Lent Talks: 7:30-9:00pm Wednesday. 4,11,25  March, 1 April  St John’s Methodist; Wednesday 18 Holy Ascension Anglican. “The long road to heaven”, based on the film  “The Way“.
  • Daytime Lent Course: Based on 2020 York Course ‘Superstar’ written by  David Wilbourne, Limestone View Lounge, Fortnightly, Tuesdays 2.30 – 3.30 p.m. starting on  25th Feb.
  • Ecumenical service “For those in need”, 7pm 3rd March, St Mary and St Michael’s Catholic church

May 13th –  James Annan and Julia Hargreaves – Climate Change and Intergenerational Justice

June 10th – Jai Jagat – https://www.jaijagat2020.org/Jai Jagat is a wake-up call to respond to the deepening economic, social and environmental crisis. The campaign is an urgent appeal for people to transform and achieve one planet one people.

Fran Wilde and Rajan Naidu from Jai Jagat will introduce the Global Peace March currently underway (https://www.facebook.com/JaiJagat2020), from Delhi to Geneva. They will tell us what they are doing here in the UK to support the walkers’ activity and about how some are going to join a ‘branch’ of the walk from Lyon to Geneva in September. They are are arranging some walks here in the UK, and people can also set up their own. A focus of Jai Jagat is Climate Justice and one our actions in the UK is to encourage people to move to a more plant based diet as a contribution to reducing carbon emissions and a means to upholding Quaker values.

July  – TBA

August – no meeting (although we thoroughly recommend the Bradford Faith Trail, especially to those who couldn’t go on it in 2019)
September – TBA
October – One World Week is 18-24
November – a local activities forum?
December – card writing

Ideas for meetings and events always welcome!

 

LINKS TO OTHER LOCAL GROUPS AND EVENTS

Refugees

Refugee ReSETTLEment Facebook Group

 

Climate Change

Action on Climate Emergency (ACE) Settle & Area Facebook Group

ACE has a meeting on the second Saturday of each month at 10am at the Sugar and Spice cafe in Settle. In March, the meeting will take place in the Victoria Hall.

Fair Trade

From 24th February to 8th March it is Fairtrade Fortnight. “You can join us in our annual campaign when we bring the fight for change to the masses. In 2020, we are continuing our call for cocoa farmers to earn a living income, as well as sharing stories that show the positive impact that only Fairtrade has on the women behind your chocolate bar.”

  • 8th March – 12:10pm fair trade stall at St Mary and St Michael’s Catholic church.

New Economy

Saturday 25 April, 10.00-2.00, Give and Take in the Friends Meeting House; tea/coffee and light refreshments available.