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APR 14

Simpler meetings: imagine ways with Zoom

14 April 2021

How can we release the joy of being a Quaker by making our organisation simpler? How can being a Quaker role holder be less of a burden? What are we learning about simplicity through the pandemic?

This online series shares insights from the Simpler Meetings project of Britain Yearly Meeting. We will explore ideas of what is possible, and the variety of ways Quaker meetings and roles can organise themselves, led by the project's worker Jonathan Carmichael. We will build some visions of alternatives that free us to have more time for being Quakers, instead of running Quakers.

There are eight topics, and you can dip in and out of as many topics as you'd like. We recommend signing up for the first topic about fundamentals, if possible, as this sets the scene and covers key ideas relevant to all the other topics.

We are repeating each topic several times from March to June, on different days and times to make it easier for you to attend. We are building a conversation: so do encourage Friends in your meeting to come along with you, or on another date. There's an online forum, where you can continue to exchange ideas and reflections. Each topic has a ten minute video and ideas you can use to run a discussion session for your own meeting, if you want to.

We've learned we can worship together with video-conference technology. What else could we do? How can our new connectedness, across counties and countries, help us grow as Quakers and as meetings? What could it mean for our learning, togetherness, discernment and support? In this topic of the Simpler Meetings Series we will share ideas, and dream a little. This session is about imagining and re-thinking, rather than any technical aspects. (And of course, this is not just about Zoom!

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For more information contact:

Carl Phillip

Telephone: 01214156763

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Start: 14:00 on 14 April 2021

Finish: 15:30 on 14 April 2021