We are very pleased to announce that Michael Eccles will be joining our small team as Assistant Secretary from March 2018.
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 is now available to download from our website.
We have a vacancy for an Assistant Secretary to help us deliver our workplan to Friends in our Section.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The epistle of this beautiful event.