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Eco Congregation Newsletter & UQM Updates

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The New Eco Congregation Ireland Newslertter is available to download HERE


Ulster Quarterly Meeting Updates are below

Dear Friends

Welcome to the August 2019 edition of the Ulster Quarterly Meeting Central Committee newsletter.  Below you will find some events and information that Ulster Friends have shared for circulation around Meetings. This newsletter will be circulated at the beginning of each month. If your Meeting is planning any events that would be of interest to Ulster Quakers and that Friends from other meetings could attend or you have any information to share, please send me it and I will include it. The deadline for the September 2019 edition is
Friday 30 August 2019.

Agenda for September Ulster Quarterly Meeting in Bessbrook
Please find the first draft of the agenda attached.

Quaker Cottage Belfast currently have vacancies for one year volunteer internships
Please see attachment for all details. Dave Morton encourages Friends to circulate at home and abroad!

Quaker Service AGM 2019
Invitation from Dave Morton: Friends! Book early and avoid disappointment as space is finite!  This year we are excited to be highlighting a new developmental area of our work which is sure to generate a lot of interest and, we will be closing with a social lunch allowing lots of time for F/friendly chat around the tables of the Moyallon Centre!

Love and Despair - Action & Responses to the challenge of climate breakdown
Advance notice of an exciting EcoQuaker series of three conferences across the island of Ireland starting this Autumn.

The first conference, entitled ‘Love and Despair - Action & Responses to the challenge of climate breakdown', will take place on Saturday 19th October from 10am until 4pm at South Belfast Meeting House, Marlborough Park North, Belfast and will be aimed primarily at all Meetings in Ulster. Others who are interested in promoting a sustainable approach in their meetings and lives are also all welcome to come along.

There will be a number of speakers to introduce us to the issues at stake - Lindsay Fielder-Cooke the representative for Climate Change from QUNO (Quaker United Nations Office); John Barry, Professor of Green Political Economy at Queens University; and Lynn Finnegan from Coleraine Meeting who will talk about the relationship between hope and despair, and the emotional difficulties we are currently experiencing with this climate crisis. Lunch will be provided.
Richard Bloomfield, Clerk of EcoQuakers Ireland will be writing to each meeting/worship group with more details very shortly.  If you would like further information feel free to email Kerry Nicholson at or any of the EcoQuaker’s Committee members. Please put Saturday19th October in your diary. EcoQuakers hope to run another two conferences in the Leinster and Munster areas in early 2020.

Kind regards

Karen Nicholson
Ulster Quarterly Meeting

Social Media & IYM Newsletter


The Quakers in Ireland site shared this thought graphic from the Church of England Bishop of Oxford, on their facebook page today.

In addition to this, the IYM newsletter for this week is available to download here

UPDATE - also included the 12/07/19 newsletter here

Tools For Solidarity Newsletter

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The Tools For Solidarity June 2019 Newsletter is now available for download. Tools For Solidarity has been one of the South Belfast Meeting's regularly supported charities, with their work falling well within the Quaker Testimonies.

Download Edition 20 of the newsletter HERE

IYM Update

Quaker Cottage Belfast Flyer

Our IYM Recording Clerk would like to draw our attention to both the flier above and to the fact that the latest edition of the IYM newsletter is available for download here - IYM Newsletter 28-06-2019

IYM Newsletter

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Download the latest newsletter below:

IYM Newsletter 21/06/2019

Downloadable Quaker Newsletters

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Dear friends, lieve vrienden, chers amis, liebe Freunde, queridos amigos, cari amici,
Attached as a 16-page PDF is the July – August 2019 issue of the Belgium and Luxembourg Yearly Meeting (BLYM) newsletter, being distributed blind-copy to approximately 70 Quakers on the BLYM clerk’s list and to over 200 other Quaker addresses worldwide.
Summary of contents:
·      Listen! A poem from Irish Quakers
·      BLYM Residential Yearly Meeting 15-17 November 2019
·      The BLYM clerk’s report for the recently published FWCC-EMES 2018 annual report
·      Quaker Ways 1. Recollections from BLYM newsletters of the past.
·      The epistle of the FWCC-EMES 2019 Annual Meeting in Budapest.
·      Présentation aux membres de BLYM à la Maison Quaker Bruxelles par Delson Malumbe, jeune Quaker de la République Démocratique du Congo.
·      Quaker Congo Partnership, a U.K. charity
·      Quaker Meetings and Events
·      Five Quaker resources:  Deepening the spiritual: exploring the role of the elder; Clerking; What Charity Chairs can learn from the Quaker Business Method; When Quaker Process Fails; and The Power of Loving Your Enemy
·      Quaker Cuisine 1 – Mixed Bean Salad
·      Information on BLYM Meetings for Worship in Brussels, Ghent, and Luxembourg
·      Reflection: the benefits of silent, active listening
·      From our archives: a brief history of BLYM (Part One)
Also attached for those who might not already be receiving them are three just-published pdf documents: (a) the Doncaster Conversation Club Newsletter which reports monthly on their work with refugees at the Quaker Meeting House in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England, (b) Around Europe from the Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) reporting on actions to promote Quaker values at the European level, and (c) QAADRANT from Quaker Action on Alcohol & Drugs.
At our BLYM Meeting for Business on Sunday, 9 June, it was suggested that the Newsletter consider conducting and publishing interviews of members, and I am planning to do that. I have had contact with the past editor of the Friend, Ian Kirk-Smith and the current editor, Joe Jones, and they both have included an interview from time to time in the weekly editions of the Friend that provide a good model of how interviews can add to a periodical.
I would also like to say with gratitude that the number of BLYM Members who have contributed articles, announcements, book reviews, and poems to the newsletter in the two and a half years that I have been serving as editor has been heartwarming and I hope that they and others will feel moved to contribute more material for future issues.
Please let me know if you no longer wish to receive the Newsletter.
If you know others who might be interested in receiving it, please invite them to contact me.
• In Friendship • Met hartelijke groeten • Bien amicalement
• Mit freundlichen Grüßen • En amistad • In amicizia • Na amizade
Daniel Clarke Flynn, BLYM Newsletter Editor
Mobile: +32 (0) 474 710 173   Skype: daniel.flynn39
Verviers and Brussels, Belgium






Eco Congregation & IYM Newsletters

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Both the Eco Congregation Ireland Newsletter and the Ireland Yearly Meeting Newsletter are available for download in the two links below:

Eco Congregation Newsletter - May 2019

IYM Newsletter - Week Ending 7th of June