Network Events

NETWORK EVENTS FEBRUARY 2020
QUOTE FOR THE MONTH

“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

MARCUS ARMSTRONGNon-violent conflict resolution and non-violent direct action

Two days – Saturdays 1st and 15th Feb. Day one (1st) is a foundation day on the general principles of non-violence (necessary to attend day 2). It is followed by day two (15th) which focuses on non-violent direct action, but is very useful for anyone in the movement who wants to deepen their understanding of the subject.

Affinity groups

Saturday 8th Feb. A day to explore why activists use affinity groups, their importance, what they are, how we form them and how we run and maintain them and keep them safe.
All workshops are from 9:30am-5pm at the Olney Centre, High St, Olney MK46 4EF (donations for room hire welcome). Bring your own lunch. Refreshments available.

Please contact me to book in or if you have any questions.

With many thanks and warmest wishes

Marcus

07967 819514

ROC Conversations Milton Keynes

ROC (Redeeming Our Communities) has been commissioned by Thames Valley Police to deliver four Community Engagement events in February.

ROC has considerable experience of hosting ‘ROC Conversations’, having conducted over 200 of them across the UK. The two hour event is simple, effective and positive. We bring statutory agencies, key community individuals and members of community groups together to celebrate the good work already taking place in the community.  Between us, we then determine where any gaps in provision may be and, critically, see what each person present can offer to bridge the gap. The conversation always leads to action … and positive change in the local community.

You are invited to join us for one or more of the community engagement events.  All events commence at 7pm and will conclude by 9pm:

Tuesday 4th February                      Grange Farm, Christ the Sower School, MK8 0PZ – booking link www.roc.uk.com/grangefarm

Wednesday 5th February              Monkston Park Community Centre, MK10 9PN – booking link www.roc.uk.com/monkstonpark

Monday 24th February                   Water Eaton, Sycamore Hall, MK2 3RR – booking link www.roc.uk.com/watereaton
Tuesday 25th February                   Milton Keynes, The Ridgeway Centre, MK12 5TH – www.roc.uk.com/miltonkeynes

The first three events are focused on the local areas near the venue, whilst the last event is aimed at the whole of Milton Keynes.

The Conversations are open to all with an interest in the community. To find out more about what a ROC Conversation is and what film footage of other events – https://roc.uk.com/roc-conversation/

Invitation to the IFMK Monthly Meeting

A lecture to be delivered by

Rev. Sally Lynch

Hakimah, a Study Programme in Jerusalem focussing on Jewish, Christian and Muslim Women.

Thursday, 6th Febuary 2020  

7:30 to 9:30 pm at:

St James Church, New Bradwell

Church Street, New Bradwell, Bradwell MK13 5LG

Moderated by Rev Paul A. Smith, Team Rector of Stantonbury and Willen LEP
with pastoral charge of Cross & Stable, Downs Barn and St Mary Magdalene, Willen.

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Rev Sally Lynch is the vicar of St Luke’s (Church of England), Maidenhead and has just completed  a period as Interfaith Advisor for Berkshire area in the Diocese of Oxford and a member of the Oxford Diocesan Committee for Interreligious Relations. 

 

Teas and refreshments will be served at the end of the evening.

UNITY IN DIVERSITY
A Multi-Faith Celebration
Presented by the Gandhi Foundation
in collaboration with Golders Green Unitarians
Saturday 8th February 18.30 for 18.45 start
At Golders Green Unitarians 311⁄2 Hoop Lane, Golders Green, London NW11 8BS
Please join us for a rich programme of music, poetry and readings exploring and celebrating the interconnections between diverse faith traditions.
Performances will include Julia Katarina singing Arabic songs with Oud, Sacred Sounds singing harmony acapella arrangements of poetry by Rumi
Free entry with refreshments.
Biodiversity workshop
13 February, 6pm-8pm, Civic Council Chmaber
Milton Keynes aspires to be ‘the greenest city in the world’ with biodiversity and the natural environment at the heart of this vision. The aim of this event is to understand what we can do as individuals or as part of community groups to make a difference; from flower boxes to community orchards. Register now
Bletchley Seed Swap
Saturday February 15th 2020, from 10am to 2pm
Freeman Methodist Church, Buckingham Rd, BletchleyPlease bring your home- gathered seeds and any unwanted commercial seeds. No seeds to swap? No matter! We suggest a donation of 50p for each packet take
Network for Peace
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3 February
LONDON. 
Voices of Resistance in the Gig Economy. With Dr Jamie Woodcock, a senior lecturer at the Open University, where his research has focused on digital labour, the gig economy, and resistance, and he is currently involved in the Fairwork Foundation, a project about online labour platforms. 6.45 (doors open 6.30) Café Diplo at The Gallery, 70/77 Cowcross St. EC1M 6EJ. Admission free, but suggested contribution to expenses £3, concessions £2.http://tinyurl.com/saqyvsq

8 February
BRISTOL. 
NJPN Open Networking Day. Speaker tba. 10.30 – 4. St Nicholas of Tolentino Parish Hall Lawford’s Gate BS5 0RE. admin@justice-and-peace.org.uk020 7901 4864 https://www.justice-and-peace.org.uk/njpn-meetings/

26 February
LONDON. 
Ash Wednesday Witness against nuclear weapons. Outside the Ministry of Defence. Times, meeting place for procession, etc tba. 0208 203 4884  http://paxchristi.org.uk/