Preparing for Yearly Meeting

Britain Yearly Meeting has postponed the 2020 Yearly Meeting Gathering. The ongoing public health situation with the COVID-19 pandemic makes it impossible to bring 2,000 people together for this event. Please see the press release for more information.

You can find information about the particular focus of Yearly Meeting within the brochure. The relevant section is extracted as a download study guide for Yearly Meeting Gathering 2020 (PDF). Links to the resources referred to in the guide are below.

  1. Quaker faith & practice (offsite link) – Chapters 20, 23 and 25
  2. Minutes of Yearly Meeting 2019 (Word)
  3. Quaker Peace & Social Witness's Climate activism and advocacy work. Report for Meeting for Sufferings October 2019 (PDF)
  4. Philosophy for Communities for Quakers (offsite link)
  5. The Canterbury Commitment: Minute 36 of YMG 2011 (PDF) -
  6. Edwina Peart's blog on diversity within BYM
  7. Diversity and Inclusion – Report to Meeting for Sufferings April 2019 on page number 11 (PDF)
  8. Podcasts:
    “A Quaker take on... Allyship"
    “A Quaker take on... Climate change"
    “A Quaker take on... Climate activism"

Other resources

  1. Active Hope by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone (offsite link)
  2. United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (offsite link)
  3. Extinction Rebellion from a Quaker perspective
  4. Wretched of the Earth – letter to Extinction Rebellion (offsite link)
  5. Discussion of the Gender Recognition Act (offsite link)
  6. “A Green New Deal" (offsite link)
  7. “Why Migrant Justice is Climate Justice" (offsite link)
  8. “Let Them Drown" by Naomi Klein (offsite link)