Richard Gush Lecture 2021

Creating our world in love’s image — journeying beyond apartheid

Marie Odendaal

The Richard Gush Memorial Lecture was delivered on 16 June 2021 by Marie Odendaal of the KwaZulu-Natal Monthly Meeting. It can be viewed on the Quaker Community in Southern Africa YouTube channel.

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SA Quaker News — June 2021 out now

The latest edition of SA Quaker News can be downloaded from the Publications page.

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Small business and food garden support applications open

MYRM asked QFC to consider helping Friends develop gardens or small businesses, and funds have now been allocated.

Any Quaker in SAYM may apply for these funds through their Meeting.

Application forms and information sheets may be downloaded by clicking this link. Please note that the forms are behind a password. If you do not have the password, please contact your Clerk.

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Yearly Meeting 2021

The 2021 Yearly Meeting will be held over two consecutive weekends in July/August. For more information and to register, please go here.

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7 ways to welcome children and families to your Quaker meeting — from Quakers in Britain

AVERAGE READ TIME: 5 MINUTES

Families and children are a vital part of the Quaker community. Mel Cook shares how meetings can extend them an even warmer welcome. 

Being ready with activities for young children is a great way to welcome them to a Quaker meeting. Photo: BYM
Being ready with activities for young children is a great way to welcome them to a Quaker meeting. Photo: BYM

Children and young people are a valued and vital part of our Quaker community.

Some Quaker meetings have vibrant children’s meetings, while others only have the occasional younger visitor. Wherever your local meeting is on this spectrum, here are some tips on making it more children and family friendly.

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  1. Be ready
  2. Be flexible
  3. Get inspired
  4. Consider how the meetings connect
  5. Explore how others do it
  6. Think about having a dedicated children’s worker
  7. Shout about it

To read the full article where the headings above are expanded upon, please click this link: https://www.quaker.org.uk/blog/7-ways-to-welcome-children-and-families-to-your-quaker-meeting


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SAQN September 2019 is available

Please go to our Publications page to download the September 2019 edition.

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SAYM 2019 Minutes are available

from the password-protected download page: SAYM 2019 Minutes

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Epistle from YM 2019

The Epistle from the 2019 Yearly Meeting of SAYM is now available on the SAYM page: http://www.quakers.co.za/central-southern-africa-yearly-meeting/

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Richard Gush Lecture 2019

Helen Vale of the Namibia Quaker Community presented the Richard Gush Lecture at the YM. View or download the lecture from the SAYM page.

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SAQN April 2019 — Special issue on Equality

The new edition of SAQN is now available online. It is a special issue focusing on Equality, the theme of the SAYM 2019 being held at eMseni, just east of Johannesburg, from 17-23 April. Click HERE to access it.

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