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03 April 2009


Making connections in our work - preview

Charlotte Seymour-Smith reports on the new ways of working being explored at last weekend’s Quaker Peace & Social Witness (QPSW) spring conference

Although the conference theme was officially ‘Diversity, Difference and Division’, the message that came out of it was about connecting and working together
  • QPSW carries out a wide variety of work in the name of Friends, both nationally and internationally, but increasingly there is a desire for that work to be done collaboratively

  • Keynote speaker Marion McNaughton talked about building a ‘new testimony to community’
  • Holding up tangled wool from her workbasket, she invited participants to follow the ‘golden thread’ of faith into action linking their personal lives, their Meetings and the work of QPSW
  • Over the weekend, tangles of wool appeared in various rooms, reminding participants of Marion’s words

  • Charlotte Seymour-Smith

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