YM 2019 Handout available for download

Please click the link below to access the YM 2019 Handout. The document is on a password-protected page. Please contact your Clerk for the password.

YM 2019 Handout

The following SIGs will take place during YM 2019:

SATURDAY, 20th April

  • Colin Bartlett & David Jones, Milton Keynes Meeting – “Bearing witness: Quaker working retreat in Palestine-Israel.”
    • Pearl Lebatha, Botswana: “Kagisano Society and other peace initiatives in Botswana.”
    • Carol Bower, Peace Centre: “New developments in the Peace Centre”
    • Marie Odendaal, AVP: AVP in Southern Africa
    • Discussion: Building a peaceful society in Southern Africa
  • Paul Mooney, On LIGHT

SUNDAY, 21st April

  • Justine Limpitlaw, QCJ – “Shutting down or throttling Access to the Internet – what is at stake in Africa and is a Quaker response needed?” The SIG will explore examples of entire or partial internet shutdowns, so-called social-media brown-outs as well as new taxes being imposed on internet access to reduce the number of people using the internet. It will also explore whether or not Quakers have something useful to contribute and whether or not this could be something Quakers take up with other church organisations to raise voices of faith against Internet censorship.
  • Helen Holleman, ECQ – “Equal resources – trashing the planet to get what we want.”
  • Jane Dawson, BYM – “Communicating in Plain English.”
  • Geoff Harris, KZNQM – “Demilitarising Lesotho.”

MONDAY, 22nd April

  • Susan Mattingly, Nancy Fee & Janneke Weidema et al., PMM – “Climate, Sustainability and Quakers in Africa”
  • Thuli Mbete, WCQM – “SAYM and the wider Quaker world.”
  • Rory Short, QCJ – “A spiritual response to victimhood”
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