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Introducing our Assistant Secretary

We are very pleased to announce that Michael Eccles will be joining our small team as Assistant Secretary from March 2018.

Season's Greetings

To all Friends in Europe, the Middle East and beyond,
At a time when the four horses of the Apocalypse seem to be upon us, coming from all directions, we pray for hope, kindness, restraint, solidarity with the oppressed and relief from suffering everywhere.
May we truly live in the Light of Christmas every day of our lives.

Among Friends Issue 140 - Autumn 2017

Among Friends Issue 140 is now available to download from our website.

Job Opportunity with FWCC EMES

We have a vacancy for an Assistant Secretary to help us deliver our workplan to Friends in our Section.

Among Friends Issue 139

Among Friends Issue 139Summer 2017 is now available to download.

Residential Volunteers Wanted in France

The Centre Quaker de Congenies, in the south of France, is seeking long term volunteer Resident Friends. Accommodation at the centre is offered in exchange for managing the house, organizing events and hosting guests.

Quaker Response to Conference of European Churches' open letter on the Future of Europe

Quakers gathered together for their annual meeting considered this response to an open letter published by the Conference of European Churches last year.

Epistle of EMES Annual Meeting 2017

Epistle from EMES Section Annual Meeting
held at Haus Venusberg, Bonn, Germany 4 – 7 May 2017

To all Friends everywhere greetings. We wish you vibrancy in your meetings: Vivacita! Zivost! Vitalite! Liewenskraaft a vitaliteit! Elinvoima! Medryckande /vibrerande! Die strahlende Lebendigkeit! Beogacht! !Vibrantes con mucha vida! Opgewekt en blijmoedig!

Northern Europe Quaker service committees meeting

Representatives from Quäker-Hilfe (Germany), Quaker Hulpfonds (Netherlands), Quaker Service Sweden and Quaker Service Norway met over the weekend 8-9 April to deepen our knowledge of each other’s work and to explore possibilities for collaboration.

Young Adult Leadership Programme at Woodbrooke

Applications for the 2017-18 programme are now open. The programme is in its sixth year and there is a growing number of Young Adult Friends who have completed it – one of last year’s participants said: “YALP has given me a much needed grounding space where I’ve been able to be in my spiritual community. The taught input has given me space to think about what that means for me at this stage of my life.

Among Friends Issue 138

Among Friends Issue 138 Spring 2017 is now available to download.

EMES Annual Report 2016

The EMES Annual Report 2016 is now available. Read about what has been happening in Quaker Meetings and organisations in Europe and the Middle East during 2016.

An Online Retreat for Young Adult Friends

This online retreat for those aged 18-35 will offer space for spiritual connection, exploration and deepening. With opportunities to explore spiritual practice, including through creativity, contemplation, music and words, it will nourish and encourage us in our journeys. You are invited to join us open to discovery, transformation and leadings of the spirit. We encourage YAFs from all around the world to come on this course and help us to create an international worshipping community for six weeks.

Among Friends Issue 137

Among Friends Issue 137 Autumn 2016 is now available for download.

QCEA Statement on UK referendum decision

The Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) has commented on the result of the UK’s EU membership referendum. QCEA has also provided a quiet space for reflection in Brussels since the result was announced.