Part of the news release on the Quakers in Britain website.
Quakers in Britain will be marking their eighth national Quaker Week from 4 to 12 October, following the theme “Let your life speak” and focusing on Quakers finding God in everyone, living simply and working for peace, equality and justice.
Alistair Fuller, Head of Outreach Development for Quakers in Britain says “Quaker Week is a simple idea: it’s an annual focus to encourage people to discover how Quakers live out our faith in our lives. Quaker worship is rooted in stillness and waiting and we find that people are drawn to that stillness and to our deep commitment to nonviolence, peace, equality, simplicity and truth.”
The first World Quaker Day (WQD) takes place on Sunday 5 October bringing together several regional events. “We’re delighted that the global initiative draws on our experience here in Britain, and it helps to remind Quakers here that we are part of a worldwide family,” says Alistair Fuller. Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) is inviting every Quaker meeting from around the world to celebrate World Quaker Day (WQD). FWCC General Secretary, Gretchen Castle says: “As the sun rises in each area of the world we want to remember that Quakers are worshipping through every time zone, celebrating our deep connections across cultures and Quaker traditions.”
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You can read the news release in full here.