Quaker meets Permaculture: community designing by the community
The conference is being held at Friends House, home of Quakers in Britain, the national umbrella body for 480 local Quaker Meetings attended by about 22,000 people.
We will explain how British Quakers "design” themselves, with decision-making practices developed over 360 years. We will focus in particular on how Quakerism has evolved recently to include action on sustainability and climate change as a core commitment.
Laurie says: "Members of a community are all designers. Much of Quaker practice is about developing individual and shared responsibility/agency, working with our different visions, worldviews and comfort zones, answering that of God in each other and finding unity in a way forward."
We will explore ways in which Quaker and Permaculture thinking can be mutually enriching and beneficial, particularly in the areas of community design, ethics, principles and testimonies.