Posts by JS

Understanding truth

Quakers & Peace poster

Truth has many facets. Forty people came to a public event at Reading Quaker meeting house to explore our understanding of truth, with five invited presentations. Periods of stillness before and after each presentation allowed space for questions to the speakers to arise. Vanessa Bird, co-editor, New Internationalist spoke about the complexity of understanding truth, and the…

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Phoebe Cusden

Blue plaque on birthplace of Phoebe Cusden

Phoebe Cusden MBE A blue plaque has been unveiled to honour a Reading mayor, Quaker, peace campaigner, trade unionist, writer and theatre founder. She is probably best known for her work in setting up what is now the Reading Dusseldorf Association. The plaque at 55 Castle Street, Reading, the former home of Mrs Cusden, was…

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Family craft day

Back by popular demand! – our open day for children and adults, making things from pottery, paper and other materials. Saturday 3rd February 2.30 – 5pm at Reading Quaker Meeting House, 2 Church Street, Reading RG1 2SB. At 5pm we will have a bring and share afternoon tea, then show, enjoy and talk about the…

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Sanctuary meeting

peace image

Reading Quaker meeting is now a Sanctuary meeting that is committed to building a culture of welcome for newcomers to Britain. Reading itself has become a City of Sanctuary and on Wednesday 21 February is hosting an event ‘We Welcome’ at 7 pm at the Reading Council Chambers, Civic Centre. More details are here: Quakers in Britain launched the…

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