Finding a European Quaker voice for the moment
This year has been dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic. We mourn the significant loss of life that that has resulted from the pandemic, as well as the separation, loneliness and other consequences it has had. The lockdowns and social distancing required to control the spread of the virus are having significant economic consequences, forcing radical shifts in public spending and compounding economic and social inequality. What will a post- COVID Europe look like, how will Europe pay for it, and will Europe seize the opportunity to decarbonise as it recovers?
The pandemic has been coupled with the growing realisation of the parallel of systemic racism, as following the murder of George Floyd there has been a growing awareness amongst Quakers and wider society. Even as we experience the effects of global warming and of a global pandemic, we see the dangers of nationalist and selfish responses to them.
Join the online conversation and be part of developing a European Quaker voice for the moment (Tuesday 10 November, 14:00 CET). Register here to join QCEA’s upcoming online conversation, which will take place on Tuesday 1 December, 14:30-16:00 Central European Time (13:30-15:00 Britain and Ireland).
QCEA’s General Assembly is developing a document which outlines some positive steps that many Quakers and might support.
This document is available here, by clicking this link.
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