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 PEACE IN A TIME OF HATRED - How humanity can evolve when the going gets tough - Scilla Elworthy

Saturday 16 May at 11.00am in Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol, Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1R

Bristol Quakers - Second annual peace lecture to mark International Conscientious Objectors' Day

Three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Scilla Elworthy founded the ‘Oxford Research Group’in 1982 to develop effective dialogue between nuclear weapons policy-makers worldwide and their critics. She founded ‘Peace Direct’ in 2002 to fund, promote and learn from local peace-builders in conflict areas; ‘Peace Direct’ was voted ‘Best New Charity’ in 2005. She co-founded ‘Rising Women Rising World’ which ‘serves to build a vibrant community of women on all continents who take responsibility for pioneering a possible future’. Her latest book is Pioneering the Possible: awakened leadership for a world that works (North Atlantic Books, 2014).

All Welcome - Soft drinks served from 10.30am

Free entrance but book here


Dates for Bristol Area Quaker Meetings in 2015

The schedule for Area Meetings this year is as follows:

Thursday 29 January               7.00pm at Redland

Sunday 22 February                2.00pm at Central

Saturday 21 March                  All day at Horfield from 10.30am to 4.30pm

Sunday 26 April                      2.00pm at Frenchay - Meeting for Sufferings visit (No business meeting)

Sunday 17 May                        2.30pm at Portishead

Saturday 20 June                    All day outing from 10.30am - 4.30pm

Sunday 19 July                       2.00pm at Bedminster

                                                  No meeting in August

Saturday 19 September          All day at Redland from 10.30am to 4.30pm 

Wednesday 21 October          7.00pm at Horfield

Sunday 22 November             2.00pm at Frenchay

                                                  No meeting in December


Bristol Area Meeting Christmas Day Meeting for Worship 2015

10.30 - 11.30am on Friday 25 December 2015

at Horfield Quaker Meeting, 300 Gloucester Road, Horfield, Bristol BS7 8PD


(Last update: May 05, 2015)