What issues have been exercising your Local Meeting?
“Quakers work collaboratively. We are well aware that we can’t put the world to rights all by ourselves. We value the important work of others. By engaging with them we are already changing the world. We want to break down barriers; we refuse to prejudge who is or is not an ally” ~ Our faith in the future.
Refugees: housing, settlement, welcome
Refugees – Cytûn staff have been busy coordinating activity amongst churches in Wales, along with Christian Aid. Cytûn has had an on-going relationship with Christian churches in Syria. Responding to the refugee situation – Cytûn
Armed Forces in Welsh Schools
“Joining the Army is not a real life video game”~ Jenny Rathbone AM
The armed forces’ ‘engagement’ with schools is more common in more disadvantaged schools; where students are encountering sanitised, glamourised representations of the armed forces during visits without always being encouraged to challenge this; and where there is an undeniable recruitment agenda (many Welsh Assembly Members have accepted the military’s unconvincing definition of ‘recruitment’ as merely the act of signing up then and there on the spot, despite this strong body of evidence that – as a process – it’s a key driver of the visits and the military themselves acknowledge this) ~ Owen Everett,Education Campaign worker, ForcesWatch
There are food banks all around Wales search for your local town or city. Eg. Wrexham, Cardiff, Flintshire. Rhondda etc.
Sustainability, Environmental issues and Climate change
“Anyone who believes that exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist”
~ Kenneth Boulding, Quaker economist, sociologist and philosopher.
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