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24 July 2018 by Emily Dervišević
A podcast from Quakers in Britain featuring people talking about ideas, faith and activism. A Quaker Take explores a range of issues in Britain and internationally.
Relaunched as A Quaker Take, find new episodes or listen to previous episodes of Q:Witness from this page.
Discussing peace education and nuclear weapons we join peace poet, Antony Owen, CND peace educator Owen Everett, and Quaker staff Ellis Brooks and Sahdya Darr to reflect on the role of peace education in encouraging critical thinking.
Antony Owen: antonyowenpoetry.wordpress.com
What we're reading
Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy Briefs: centreforfeministforeignpolicy.org
Trans Britain: http://bookshop.quaker.org.uk/Trans-Britain-our-jo...
Quaker Centre Bookshop events: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/quaker-centre-books...
PS. We haven't got rid of Quaker faith & practice either, we've just decided to revise it www.quaker.org.uk/blog/revision-of-the-book-of-discipline-what-happens-now
In an environment of increasing polarisation it's more important than ever to understand how to disagree well. In this episode we chat to Lisa Cumming, Turning the Tide Programme Manager, about different approaches to try when engaging with friends and family – or people you don't know well – on difficult topics.
Find further resources from Turning the Tide at: turningtide.org.uk
5 ways to disrupt racism video: https://youtu.be/Lcd4VXHTR3Y
The civil conversations project from On Being
How to understand your gender by Alex Iantaffi and Meg-John Barker
How not to be a boy by Robert Webb
Fields of blood by Karen Armstrong
Image: Ben Wood
Universal human rights are the legal and practical sibling to the Quaker idea that every person is unique, precious and a child of God – simply, that every person has a right to be treated with dignity and respect.
In this episode we explore human rights from a European and international perspective. As Quakers in Britain issue a manifesto about the need to welcome newcomers to the UK with respect and dignity, we reflect on the perception of human rights in a Brexit landscape and hear about the Quaker spiritual view on human rights from Helen Drewery, Head of Witness and Worship at Quakers in Britain. In a wide-ranging conversation we speak with Sylvain Mossou and Martin Leng from the Quaker Council of European Affairs about human rights, the impact of Brexit, and responding to child immigration detention.
Britain Yearly Meeting works on Quaker concerns nationally and internationally and on many issues there is a specific Quaker take. But on others there are lots of different thoughts and views. Here is our chance to explore those different viewpoints. We'll be hearing about lots of different issues that Quakers care about, trying to give space to hear from new people as well – and not just Quakers.
If you have a comment or question about the show, please feel free to tweet using the hashtag #AQuakerTake and we'll be able to respond. Or get in touch using the details below.
Music by Adam Janota Bzowski.
Artwork by Sam Ailey.
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