A series of early evening open seminars hosted by The Centre for Peace and Global Studies at Sidcot School intended to open debate and discussion on contemporary global issues. More than just a collection of ideas, these talks are examples of ideas and values in action, the term 'let your life speak' is usually taken to mean “Let the highest truths and values guide everything you do.”
This informal evening is designed as an opportunity to engage with the speaker, their work and the values that shape their life.
Date: Wednesday 22 February– doors open 6.30pm
Venue: The Arts Centre, Sidcot School
Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01934 843102
Quaker Approaches to Peace making
Andrew Clark attended Leighton Park from 1955-60 where he first encountered Quakers. He graduated as a Social Scientist from Birmingham and Manchester universities, writing a M.Ed thesis from cycling round 40 villages in South India.
Andrew wandered round the world for 17 years working in rural development and relief & rehabilitation in India, Nigeria-Biafra civil war, Bangladesh, Vietnam war, Ethiopia and back to India.
He was then General Secretary of two international charities: Quaker Peace & Service from 1982-99, and the International Association for Religious Freedom (2000-05). Andrew retired in 2005 and served as Chair of Anti-Slavery International (2006-11 & 2014), and has been on the Quaker Naga Conciliation Group since 2005.
En route he collected a Canadian wife, two children and six grandchildren, and they are still trying to finish building their house.
Andrew will try to look at the opportunities for, and dilemmas of, the implementation of pacifism.