Throughout our history, Quakers have sought to live out a deep commitment to peace, simplicity, truth and equality, both individually and as a community, in the ordinary detail of our lives and in the wider world.
Quakers do this in a variety of ways; campaigning and raising awareness around issues of economic and social justice, offering support and guidance to those seeking alternatives to violence, working to challenge and change the circumstances that lead to war, and by seeking to live peacefully within our own homes and communities.
JOURNEY TO COP26
Journey to COP26 was an initiative set up by Quaker Peace and Social Witness as part of the preparations for the UN Climate talks (Conference of the Parties) in Glasgow this November. Quakers nationally were invited to make a short journey to a place which was sacred to them to reflect on our need to protect the Earth and its inhabitants.
Six Quakers from Nottingham Meeting joined together for a short walk and Meeting for Worship at the Forest Recreation Ground in Nottingham.
This green space, close to the city centre, has become an important meeting place for several of us during the pandemic. It has allowed us fresh air, exercise and space to be with each other (in a socially distanced way)! This short journey allowed a small group of us to reconnect in person for the first time in many months, and to connect again with a place that has become precious to us.
The Forest Recreation Ground is a vital green lung for our city, highly valued and well used by thousands of residents. May it remain to serve future generations as it has us and our predecessors for so many years.