Blog

10/01/2020
Making the invisible visible
Making the invisible visible Anna Seifert In early November Debby Flack and I from our area meeting joined a group of UK Friends on a Quaker […]
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 […]