We have received a concern from Meeting for Sufferings

raised by three local meetings in the Southern Marches’ Area Meeting about

truth and integrity in the post-truth world

As you will know, Quakers have a testimony to truth so there is concern about how our own attitudes and behaviour might be affected, for example if we have an active social media presence. There is also concern about whether Quakers should be taking a distinctive and public stand on this issue.
There is a paper detailing these concerns on the table in the in the common room. Gill Smith has agreed to be the first point of contact so please let her know if you are interested. We are asked to return our responses by October 29th so a very quick turn around is required.

Welcomers

Sunday 30th September
Edward Creasy and ???
Sunday 7th October
Helen Pemberton and Ann James

Next business meeting

Sunday October 7th commencing 12 noon after Meeting for
Worship, with agenda items and papers to the clerk by Thursday 27th September.

Next Area Meeting

14:00 – 17:00 Saturday 20th October at Bull St QMH

Dates for the diary

The visit to Ironbridge will be next weekend, 29th to 30th September.
And the beat goes on…. performed by Journeymen Theatre Company.
19:30 on Tuesday 2nd October at Warwick FMH.

This is a play about 300 year of non-violent direct action. Suitable for those over 16. Please email Jane Holt
janeholt57@gmail.com, so we have an idea of numbers for seating and refreshments. Our previous experience of Journeymen
Theatre is that their shows are very powerful, thought-provoking and extremely well-performed.

Area Meeting (and Beyond)

King’s Heath Meeting have 3 upcoming events, all free but booking may be advisable.

Tea, coffee, biscuits 50p
Human Flow – a film by Al Weiwi Sunday 30th Sept 14:00 – 16:30
a film about human displacement over in 23 countries since WW2
Introduction to a Life as a Spiritual Journey Tues 2nd October 19:30 – 20:30 – an exploration led by Linda Jacobs
Spiritual Practice of Yajna Friday 5th October 14:14 – 16:00
a demonstration of this Indian prayer/fire ritual led by Dr Vidhu Major

Solihull Meeting will be present at the  2018 Tree of Life Festival , on Saturday 20th October from 10:00 to 18:00

at The Beeches Conference Centre, Bournville. They have a stand in the Main Hall (with about 30 other concerns) and be handing out
information flyers and answering questions about Quakers. Also, at 10:15 we will be holding a half-hour workshop in which two
or three Friends will share what being a Quaker means to them, and, I hope, finishing with a 5-minute period of Quaker worship.
They are looking for friends who could help to man the stand. Contact Jane Holt or donald.whitlock7@gmail.com if you are
interested.

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