Feeding the Darkness
We are delighted to promote our especially commissioned production of Feeding the Darkness, a 65 minute immersive performance that challenges ignorance and avoidance of the subject of torture.
Journeyman Theatre is now taking this production around the country following its premier at the yearly meeting of Quakers in Britain in May 2016. Find out more about on this on www.journeymentheatre.com
See also on this site Newsletter No 24 and article from the Friend 29th July 2016.
Between 8th and 10th September as part of Conwy PeaceWorks event
Q-CAT Workshop Quakers and Torture 10 Questions to get us thinking
This was held during the Quaker Yearly Meeting Gathering 29th July to 5th August at Warwick University.
It is also available to be held at Quaker meetings. If you are interested in this for your meeting please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Protest at the Arms Fair (Defence and Security Equipment International) Excel Centre, London
ARE YOU PLANNING TO JOIN US? DO MAKE YOURSELF KNOWN TO OTHERS WITH Q-CAT PLACARDS AND BRING YOUR OWN IF YOU CAN
This Fair is to be held from 12th to 15th September in London. We plan to be part of the Quaker Peace and Social Witness demonstration against it, in the run-up, on the No Faith in War Day Tuesday 5th September from 9 a.m., when a coalition of faith groups will gather for a day of worship, prayer and nonviolent resistance, as truckloads of equipment arrive at DSEI. Information from www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/events is below*. (There is also a Big Day of Action on Saturday 9th September and a silent vigil in the evening of Monday 11th September.) Q-CAT placards will focus on UK must not sell tools for torture.
*On Tues. 5th September, faith groups of all kinds will come together for a day of worshipful and peaceful nonviolent resistance and prayer to say no to the arms trade and no to profiteering from war. In the morning, Wake Up London will lead a Peace Sit meditation followed by a Quaker Meeting for Worship and a recitation of the Kaddish, the Jewish prayer for the dead. An Imam will lead midday prayers followed by an international prayer for peace and a bring-and-share picnic. In the afternoon, speakers will be exploring the relationship between faith and militarism and the effects of militarism on different faith groups followed by prayers from the Anglican Pacifist Fellowship and a liturgy from Pax Christi. There will be street theatre taking place throughout the day. Together we will be present to bear witness and say ‘no faith in war’.
Where? Outside the ExCel Centre at the eastern end. The ExCel Centre is on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and the nearest station is Prince Regent.
When? Tuesday 5th September from 9am
What should I bring? Prayers, music, food, water, your mates, weather-appropriate clothing – come ready for a full day outside! If you want to you can bring prayer flags and symbols of your faith to decorate our inter-faith prayer space and food to share at the bring-and-share picnic (please consider the religious and other dietary requirements of the other picnickers if at all possible). And, of course, your placards and banners.