A day together with refugees and asylum seekers in Bakewell.
A one hour silent peace vigil. The vigil will be near the pedestrian bridge over the river Wye. Please join us if you would like to, for as many minutes as you can spare.
Bakewell Quaker Meeting House: How can we contribute to a more sustainable world through our own lifestyles? Sessions on clothes, grow your own, travel and energy, as well as music and dance. All day cafe. Free admission.
EarthQuaker Day 7th October 2017
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Friends – Do they make a difference?
Sounds like a silly question doesn’t it? Many of us will have friends who help us in our lives. Some of us will have been good friends to others in times of need. Such friends make a difference on a personal level. But what about within a community, or at national or even a global level? That’s where Quaker Friends come in. Since 1650 Quakers have been challenging the status quo and pioneering new forms of social behaviour.
Historically, we are known for our impact upon such areas as slavery, business affairs, prison reform and worker’s welfare. Today, the Quaker community continues to grow in scope and influence, often quietly and persistently behind the scenes at the level of national governments and also at the UN. We are active in peace and disarmament, human rights, community and housing, economic justice and increasingly with environmental issues and sustainable living.
Want to hear more about our work? Or the Quaker community and the testaments of truth, justice, equality, simplicity and peace to which we hold? Then please come along to our Meetings in the Bakewell Friends Meeting House at 10.30am every Sunday.
Friends – still making a difference.
Quakers, or Friends, are members of the Religious Society of Friends, also called by some the Friends' Church. Friends are theologically diverse; many Friends regard themselves as Christian, and include those with evangelical, holiness, liberal and traditional Quaker understandings of Christianity. Others groups of Friends with Christian atheist or universalist beliefs have emerged as well.