The Quaker Universalist Group organises one major event a year namely the annual conference.
This page may include events from other related organisations. If you have an event you would like to be publicised through QUG please let use know via the email address email@example.com .
Fri29Mar2019Sun31Mar2019Woodbrooke Quaker Sudy Center, Birmingham
Nontheist Friends Network Annual Conference 2019 will be held at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, Birmingham
This is an open conference and this year in particular, in considering diversity, will emphasise the participatory nature of our Gathering and small group explorations.
Fri10May2019Sun12May2019Start friday at 6 pm, end 2 pm Sunday Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, 1046 Bristol Road, Birmingham, B29 6LJ
In this conference we will explore our understanding of forgiveness from a range of religious, moral and psychological perspectives and in a range of situations.
It is widely assumed, in religions and in societies more generally, that forgiveness is a ‘good thing’ and that we ‘ought’ to forgive (or at least try to forgive) those that offend against us. In this conference we will be examining this assumption in depth in order to deepen our understanding of forgiveness and how this may be reached.
See here for more information
Sat25May201912:30 pm Room Drayton B06, 173-177 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ
Our special interest meeting at BYM will look back at our 2019 conference on Forgiveness and look forward to our 2020 conference. If you are at BYM please come along.
Sun26May2019EveningFriends House, Euston Road, London
We will be at the Groups Fair on Sunday evening May 26th. Anyone who would like to help please contact us.
Tue12Nov20196:30pm - 9:00pmCollingwood Centre, Rugby School, Oak Street, Off Dunchurch Road, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 5EA
RIFF is very fortunate to have Christine Allen to speak on the topic “Our Common Home – responding to the climate emergency and the world’s poor” .
Christine is the new Director at CAFOD. She was previously Director of Policy & Public Affairs for Christian Aid (2012 -19) and before that, Director of Progressio, the former Catholic Institute for International Relations.
The lecture will be preceded by a light meal: Home-made hearty vegetarian soup, roll & butter, chocolate dessert, tea/coffee
Entry to the lecture, including the meal, will cost £7.50 payable at the door. Proceeds after expenses will be donated to CAFOD.
Registration: Please register your intention to come by emailing the Rugby Interfaith Forum
using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Arrival time: 18.30
Open discussion: 20.15-21.00
The free car park entrance is in Barby Road CV22 5DZ
The poster for the event can be downloaded here. Please circulate as widely as possible. Thank you
Sun01Dec20195:30 pmWestminster Meeting House, 52 St Martin’s Lane, WC2, London
Tony Philpott will be speaking at the Sunday evening meeting of the London Younger Quaker Worship Group on December 1st. The topic is Unity in Pluralism.
The meeting starts at 5.30 p.m. with a meeting for worship, followed by the talk and questions; it finishes with a shared meal. The meeting is for those aged between 18 and 35ish. They meet in Westminster Meeting House, 52 St Martin’s Lane, WC2, on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of each month.
Sat08Feb2020AfternoonFriends House, 173-177 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ
Alan York will be speaking to London Quakers on a topic within the area of science and religion. The meeting will be in Friends House, Euston Road, on the afternoon of Saturday February 8th 2020.
Fri08May2020Sun10May2020Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, 1046 Bristol Road, Birmingham, B29 6LJ
The program is as follows:
Friday 8th May
16:00 to 18:00 – Arrivals
18:15 – DINNER
19:15 – Welcome and house rules – Cadbury Room
19:30 – A speaker from a Christian perspective
20:30 – Breakout groups
21:20 – Break
21:30 – Epilogue – Cadbury Room
Saturday 9th May
07:45 to 09:00 – BREAKFAST
08:30 to 09.00 – Meeting for Worship – Quiet Room
09:15 – Sharada Sugirtharajah – from a Hindu perspective
10:15 – Tea/coffee
10:55 – Regather in Cadbury Room
11:00 – Murray Corke – from a Buddhist perspective
12:00 – Breakout groups
13:00 – LUNCH
15:30 – A speaker from a Muslim perspective (from the Al Mahdi Institute)
16:30 – Conference photo – Cadbury Room
16:45 – Tea/coffee
17:15 – QUG AGM – Cadbury Room
18:15 – DINNER
19:45 – Music, poetry and prose in the Cadbury Room or practical meditation session in the Quiet Room
21:30 – Epilogue – Cadbury Room
Sunday 10th May
08:00 to 09:00 – BREAKFAST
09:00 to 09:30 – Meeting for Worship – Cadbury Room
09:30 – for those departing today all rooms should be clear by 09:30
09:45 – Julian Barbour – from a Scientific perspective
10:45 – Tea/coffee
11:15 – Breakout groups
12:00 – Plenary session, led by Peter Varney – drawing things together from an anthropological perspective
13:15 – LUNCH and departure
For full details of the 2020 conference, and links to the application form see here
Thu19Nov20207:00 pmOn-line using Zoom
This will be a discussion led by the Quaker Universalist Group
Please register your interest by sending an email to email@example.com
Fri07May2021Sat15May2021On-line using Zoom
The 2021 QUG annual conference is the postponed 2020 conference ‘LIFE, TIME AND ETERNITY’
It will take place online between Friday May 7th to Saturday May 15th 2021.
We have six speakers. They are:
- Philip Young – from a Christian perspective
- Sharada Sugirtharajah – form a Hindu perspective
- Murray Corke – from a Buddhist perspective
- Shaykh Arif – from a Muslim perspective
- Julian Barbour – from a scientific perspective
- Peter Varney – from an anthropological perspective
Rather than cramming the conference into one weekend we are spreading it over two weekends and the Wednesday in between. We are avoiding Sundays so that people can attend their usual Sunday meetings if they wish to.
The dates are:
- Friday 7th May – 1900 – Session 1
- Saturday 8th May – 1030 – Session 2
- Saturday 8th May – 1430 – Session 3
- Wednesday 12th May – 1900 – Session 4
- Friday 14th May – 1900 – Session 5
- Saturday 15th May – 1030 – Session 6
- Saturday 15th May – 1430 – Session 7
Each session will be about 1¾ hours long and will involve a talk, small group discussion in breakout rooms, and a plenary. Participants of course can choose which sessions to attend. Session 7 will be a plenary to try to summarise the whole conference.
Further details and on-line registration form can be found here
Sat24Jul202112:30 pmBritain Yearly Gathering online
Our next event is our special interest meeting at Britain Yearly Gathering online. Following up our May conference, the well-known Quaker Rex Ambler will speak under the title ‘Time and Eternity’ on Saturday 24th July at 12.30 p.m. After his talk there will be time for discussion and questions.
This meeting will be advertised by BYM and you will need to book through them, so please look out for the details on https://www.quaker.org.uk/events/yearly-meeting-gathering-2021 and also on the BYM weekly e-newsletter ‘Quake’.
In addition, we will be present at the Groups Fair which is scheduled to take place from 2.30 – 4.30 pm on 24th July and from 7.00 – 8.30 p.m. on 25th July.
Thu21Oct20212:00pm - 3:15pmOn-line (details will be posted closer to the date)
Rhiannon Grant and Grace Milton are organising an online event for QCCIR (The Quaker Committee for Christian and Interfaith Relations) called ‘Living with More than One Tradition’. QUG will be contributing to this event on Thursday 21st October between 2.00 and 3.15 p.m.
Fri01Apr2022Sun03Apr2022Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, Birmingham and on-line
The 2022 QUG Annual Conference on the topic ‘ Health and Healing’ is now scheduled for Friday April 1st – Sunday April 3rd 2022 to take place at the Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, Birmingham, and online using Zoom.
We are very hopeful we will be able to return to Woodbrooke next year after a three-year gap. We expect the conference to be run as a blended conference, with some participants physically at Woodbrooke and some joining online using Zoom.