9th May 2020, All Dayat The Priory Rooms, Birmingham
This event has been postponed due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19. We hope to reschedule at a later date.
A day conference organised by Central England Quakers’ Peace Committee, Peace Hub and Jai Jagat 2020 UK. During this conference, we will: explore the spiritual aims and practice of nonviolence, demonstrate its practicality when there is conflict, and consider its relationship to public protest, especially in connection with climate justice. Details of how to book coming soon!
Programme 10.00 Arrivals, hot drinks. 10.30 Welcome & introduction 10.40 Talk: Ekta Parishad, Jai Jagat 2020 and the Gandhian legacy of nonviolence. Ramesh Sharma, National Co-ordinator of Ekta Parishad. 11.10 Shuffle break 11.20 Interview & discussion: Quaker links to nonviolent direct action: what are its aims and boundaries? Ian Bray, a member of Huddersfield Quaker Meeting and a founder-member of Extinction Rebellion. 12.00 Seminars/Workshops 1: understanding nonviolence 1.00 Vegan lunch 1.45 Welcome back 2.00 Seminars/Workshops 2: practicing nonviolence 2.50 Shuffle break 3.00 Conclusions from workshops 3.15 Discussion: What can we use from what we we have learnt today? Closing remarks by Ramesh Sharma. 4.00 Closing silent worship 4.15 Departures
The Priory Rooms
40 Bull Street Birmingham B4 6AF