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20/12/2019
Three poems about the Holy Land
Three poems about the Holy Land Scottish poet Anne B. Murray was part of our working retreat group in Israel-Palestine in October 2019. She shared three […]
17/12/2019
Leighton Buzzard Working Retreat, October 2019
Leighton Buzzard Working Retreat, October 2019 Leilani Rabemananjara   Leighton Buzzard, a small town in Bedfordshire, is where a group of six volunteers, including myself, and two […]
10/09/2019
Spaghetti and pesto for lunch
Spaghetti and pesto for lunch Rosie Carnall I was on lunch preparation duty on the first day of our working retreat at Borgo Basino, a hilltop […]
09/08/2019
‘Life on a Knife Edge’ – two perspectives from our time in Calais
‘Life on a Knife Edge’ – two perspectives from our time in Calais In July a group of eleven QVA volunteers went to Calais to volunteer […]
15/03/2019
On witnessing another world just round the corner
On witnessing another world just round the corner A few weeks ago I went to Calais for a few days to volunteer in the Auberge de […]
17/01/2019
Poem: This Earth is a Garden, inspired by a QVA working retreat in Swarthmoor Hall
Poem: This Earth is a Garden, inspired by a QVA working retreat in Swarthmoor Hall Anneke Kraakman Quaker Voluntary Action Gardening Retreat , October 2018, Swarthmoor […]
31/12/2018
High Wycombe working retreat, December 2018
High Wycombe working retreat, December 2018 On a crisp December weekend, QVA volunteers redecorated Mellor House, which has just been purchased by Chilterns Area Quaker Meeting […]
19/11/2018
Picking olives at Ein Ya Broud
Picking olives at Ein Ya Broud Annie Delahunty shares a reflection on the October 2018 QVA working retreat in Israel-Palestine. It was a steep and rocky […]
29/10/2018
Swarthmoor Hall working retreat, September 2018
Swarthmoor Hall working retreat, September 2018 Simon Watkins Wherever you stand the space around you tells many stories. The loudest is written in the here and […]