Asylum Monologues – free event 2pm 1st October in Epping

Epping Quakers present Asylum Monologues by ice&fire

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‘This waiting for the Home Office to decide … it is a diplomatic form of torture.’

Asylum Monologues is a first-hand account of the UK’s asylum system in the words of people who have experienced it. Launched at Amnesty International in June 2006, it has been touring the UK ever since.

This free theatre event will take place on Sunday 1st of October from 2pm and is presented as part of Quaker Week with a retiring collection for Refugee and Migrant Forum of Essex & London (RAMFEL).

Refreshments will be available along with a Q&A after the performance.

To tell us you are coming and for more information see our EventBrite booking page.

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Who are ice&fire?

ice&fire theatre explores human rights stories through performance. Through active engagement with human rights themes they create high-quality work which responds to defining issues affecting our society and the world beyond. Since 2006, their Actors for Human Rights project has been collecting and disseminating first-hand accounts of asylum seekers and refugees living in the UK, working with more than 700 volunteer actors around the country to present verbatim testimonies from people who have experienced human rights abuses. They perform to thousands of people every year across the UK, telling stories from refugees and asylum seekers, people in poverty, undocumented migrants, women in Afghanistan and more.

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Plays, open house, great get togethers and more

ice&fire theatre group performing in Epping Quaker Meeting House

Quakers in Epping have had a busy few months and you can read all about it in our October Newsletter 2017 (PDF).  We were particularly pleased to have a full house for a performance by ice&fire of their piece “Asylum Monologues”.

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Come visit Epping Meeting House on Heritage Open Day 2017

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We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to our Meeting House and burial ground on Heritage Open Day again – Saturday 9 September 2017.

Visit this historic place of worship built around 1850 with some later modifications.

The peaceful walled garden is a burial ground with distinctive Quaker burial stones that may be of interest to those researching local families.

Light refreshments available.

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Come meet your neighbours on Saturday 17 June as part of the Great Get Together

We take inspiration from Jo Cox’s quote, 
“We have more in common than that which divides us.”
LET’S ALL MEET OUR NEIGHBOURS!

Join us for simple refreshments in the historic
Quaker Meeting House and walled garden 
just off Epping High Street

Saturday 17 June 2 – 5 pm

Epping Quaker Meeting House, Hemnall Street, Epping, CM16 4LL

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All are welcome – why not talk to a neighbour?

GREAT GET TOGETHER at Epping Poster to print and share

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May 2017 newsletter

We are playing catch up a bit but just still in May – the latest Epping Newsletter – May 2017

A big focus in this issue are the series of study sessions we have completed as part of the wide move across the Society to read Quaker Faith and Practice as we start to consider if it might need revision.  You can find the full text of the current edition of Quaker Faith and Practice online.

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Open letter to Barclays Bank

Epping Quakers have written an open letter to Barclays Bank regarding their support for the fracking of shale gas in the UK.

Since 2011 Quakers have, as a faith community, been committed to take action collectively to build a low-carbon, sustainable community.

As Quakers, we call on Barclays to remove its support for fracking and instead invest in renewable energy.

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#Quakerweek16 newsletter from Epping

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Picture of Epping Forest by /Kallu

It is Quaker Week at present. Once a year Quakers in Britain make an extra effort to let people know what they might encounter at a Quaker Meeting and to provide a bit of information.  One method Quakers have used to do this is the Quaker Tapestry this recently visited Chelmsford Cathedral and a group of Epping Friends went to visit. You can read about that visit, recent study sessions and see future dates in our October newsletter

If you have ever wondered about the Quakers then do come and visit us this Sunday or any Sunday – we will be glad to welcome you.

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