British Quakers’ Africa interests

Welcome to the QAIG (Quaker Africa Interest Group) website.

As well as news of yearly gatherings, there are separate pages for the different regions of the African Continent.

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Date for your diary:

Next QAIG Annual Meeting will be held on Sat 25th January 2020
Venue: The Priory Rooms, Birmingham

Our agenda 
 
We plan to continue the format that seems to have worked: updates from Gretchen Castle for Friends World Committee for Consultation, from Tobi Wellner for Quaker Peace and Social Witness Turning the Tide and from Quaker World Relations Committee followed by some focused introductions to work that individuals/groups are involved in. Networking at lunch then leads into discussion groups in the afternoon.
 
We want to use our time together well, so exchanging information in advance seems important – do let others have any updates on your work/engagement in Africa.
 
For this meeting, we plan to focus on what we can learn from African F/friends. We hope to have short videos from some African Friends – and many of you will have met John Muhanji and Bernard Agona during their recent visits. How does this help us in our work, and in preparing for Yearly Meeting Gathering with its challenging theme of Listening, Prophecy and Reconciliation: Allyship in a climate emergency
 
We have asked our speakers to address this as they talk about their work. 
 
Is there something critical to you/your group that you would welcome discussing with others ? We could include this as one of the afternoon discussion topics. 
 
There will be an update on the ‘charity’ group day session held in November – a rich networking event which focused on the financial responsibilities of Trustees, a tool for assessing the planning and impact of our work, and our commitment to sustainability in our work (the theme we explored at our meeting in January 2019).

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Latest Newsletter (May 2019) from David Bale

Now available. Click this link to view pdf

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Quakers in the World Portal (QITW) is a website containing a wealth of information about what Quakers have done and are doing in the world, and why. African Friends have witnessed powerfully for peace and much else: helping to rebuild Rwanda and Burundi, working to eliminate apartheid, reconciling Kenyan communities, helping to enable free and fair elections, and much else. QITW is organised thematically (peace, human rights, education…) by the four FWCC sections (Africa, Europe & Middle East, Asia-West Pacific and the Americas and seeks to bring out common threads around the world and to tell inspiring stories.Portal

Website: www.quakersintheworld.org
E-mail: Ann Floyd

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