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Quaker Universalist Group Conference 2016

COMPASSION: WHY IS IT FAILING?

Compassion is at the heart of all the major religions,
so why do we find ourselves in our present state?

Keynote Speakers

Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche A very senior and renowned Buddhist Monk, Abbot of Samye Ling Monastery in Dumfries, and the Buddhist Retreat and Interfaith Centre for World Peace, Holy Island, off the coast of Scotland.

Prof Michael A. Barnes Dean of Research Students, Theology, at Heythrop College, University of London. He is a Jesuit Priest and former Director of the Westminster Interfaith Forum and he teaches comparative religion.

Qamar Bhatti Khan A Muslim who is committed to Interfaith work in the Midlands and is Chairman of the MRB Foundation which works to promote peace, nurture community cohesion and challenge extremism.

Frances Deegan A committed Quaker Universalist with a long standing interest in the similarities in the teachings of the major religions on compassion.

Dr Hannah Gilbert An anthropologist and sociologist, founder of Compassionate Wellbeing, which promotes compassionate approaches to health and wellbeing. She has a particular interest in spirituality and wellbeing.

The conference will include small group discussions and on Sunday there will be a question and answer session with the panel of speakers.

Friday 8th JULY (6pm) – Sunday 10th JULY (2pm)
at the WOODBROOKE Quaker Study Centre, Birmingham, B29 6LJ.

This conference is now fully booked! 

For further information please contact Glen Gates, 5 School St, Church Lawford, Rugby, CV23 9EE (or gleng@qug.org.uk)

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