A quick reminder that Quaker Activst Eileen Flanagan will be speaking on
Wednesday 16th December, 1:45pm
at Bull St Quaker Meeting House, Birmingham, B4 6AF
Eileen Flanagan will speak about how the Quaker testimonies of peace, equality, and simplicity led her to a concern about climate change and how she found a way of responding that was both effective and grounded in Quaker values. A member of Chestnut HIll Monthly Meeting in Philadlephia Yearly Meeting, Eileen is the clerk of Earth Quaker Action Team, which successfully pushed one of the largest banks in the U.S. to stop financing mountaintop removal coal mining. Her newest book, Renewable: One Woman’s Search for Simplicity, Faithfulness, and Hope, is about her midlife realization that she was not living in sync with her values and the journey that led her handcuff herself to the White House fence. The book has been endorsed by Mary Robinson, Kumi Naidoo, and Bill McKibben, among others.
Following the close of the Paris Climate summit, this is a great chance to get inspired – whatever the outcome – and look to future with hope and determination.
All welcome! More details here.