Advice and tips on how to ensure our buildings, facilities, charities and communities are inclusive.
A&Q18 How can we make the meeting a community in which each person is accepted and nurtured, and strangers are welcome?
By occupation he was a barber, and on moving into this district in 1937 from Swindon, he first took a shop in Wallington, and later one in a poor part of Croydon. Not all who went there did so for a shave or a haircut, but to enjoy its friendly atmosphere, and to talk to
photo by http://www.mikemcsharry.com/ on Flickr This isn’t a post about ‘Why have a meeting house?‘ but instead about the sharing of that house with other faith groups. Quakers respect other faiths and are willing to work alongside them, including sharing our buildings with them. Not only in a eirenic or ecumenical way, but because sharing
Fire! Fire Alarms and the necessary Fire equipment and signage are all an important part of any building’s safety plan – and we always hope they won’t be needed. However, if the worst happened – would your meeting know how to respond? Mount Street, Manchester recently held a fire drill during Meeting for Worship. Although
A&Q 18 How can we make the meeting a community in which each person is accepted and nurtured, and strangers are welcome? Seek to know one another in the things which are eternal, bear the burden of each other’s failings and pray for one another. As we enter with tender sympathy into the joys and sorrows
This post is part of the Quaker Alphabet Project – click here for more information. O is for Openness Qf&P 20.20 For a Quaker, religion is not an external activity, concerning a special ‘holy’ part of the self. It is an openness to the world in the here and now with the whole of the
This post is part of the Quaker Alphabet Project – click here for more information. K is for Knowledge & Know-how “Learning the Knowledge” or the 25000 streets in central London that a taxi driver must be able to recognise to gain their license has been shown to result in a visibly bigger hippocampus. Whilst
This post is part of the Quaker Alphabet Project – click here for more information. J is for Joining the Dots In the last post I talked about how so many of the jobs done both in the meeting house and across the country in each meeting house have similarities. Each meeting will have their
This is part of the Quaker Alphabet Project – click here for more information. Y is for Young and Young-at-Heart A meeting should reflect the community surrounding it – and it should ideally be an all age community. A&Q 18 says: How can we make the meeting a community in which each person is accepted