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Welcoming the New Peaceworkers….

14 Oct

Dear readers and followers,

After a year of writing about our work and adventures in London, Geneva and Bujumbura, the time has come for the Peaceworkers and QUNO Programme Assistants of 2012-2013 to sign off for the last time.

On behalf of the others – many thanks for reading, and commenting with words of wisdom and support. To give you a taste of what we have gone on to do;

Ellie is continuing her work on the Human Impacts of Climate Change Programme at QUNO, Geneva; Owen is working on the Military out of Schools Campaign with ForcesWatch, London; Haifa has been accepted onto the Resident Study Programme at Pendle Hill in Philadelphia; Edith has had her contract extended with Healing and Rebuilding our Communities in Bujumbura; Lisa has gone on to work with UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Sudan; Alissa is completing her Masters thesis at the School of Oriental and African Studies with beautiful new baby Amani in tow; and Rhiannon is continuing her work with Gender Action for Peace and Security and also Women Living Under Muslim Laws.

As you can see, the support of Quakers through this employment really does what it sets out to do; in nurturing, training and supporting committed people to go out into the world and make a change in it. Long may this legacy continue.

Moving forwards – a HUGE warm welcome to the new group of Peaceworkers and Programme Assistants – Andrew, Andy, Angharad, Claire, Emily and Josep;

L-R: Back row - Josep, Andy, Andrew. Front row - Claire, Emily, Angharad

L-R: Back row – Josep, Andy, Andrew. Front row – Claire, Emily, Angharad

They’ve already started working on new and exciting projects in the UK, Burundi and Switzerland, so I will leave you in their capable hands as they carry the blog forwards, and continue to tell the stories of peacework around the world…

In Friendship,

Rhiannon

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Over and Out

9 Sep

The Scotland Tour, Day 5 : Final videoThe Scotland Tour: Day 5, Final Video

Having travelled overnight from Glasgow, Owen and Rhiannon report for the final time from the Caledonian sleeper train.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our video diaries, we certainly enjoyed putting them together!

Haggis

8 Sep

The Scotland Tour, Day 3: Video 2

On the road again, Rhiannon and Owen stop off in Glasgow for a little Haggis. Plural – Haggises? Haggi?

Quakers and Haybales

8 Sep

The Scotland Tour, Day 3: Video 1

Preparing to leave for Castle Douglas, Owen and Rhiannon report for the final time from Pluscarden Abbey

Scotch Mist

8 Sep

The Scotland Tour, Day 2: Video 3

Owen and Rhiannon get The Full Scottish Experience.

Gooseberries

8 Sep

The Scotland Tour, Day 2: Diary 2

Rhiannon reports from Pluscarden, after the first gig.

Gooseberries included.

Back stage

8 Sep

The Scotland Tour, Day 2: Diary 1

Owen reports from backstage at our first gig: Highlands and Islands Area Meeting, Pluscarden, reallyfaraway.

Post-Loch

26 Aug

…and post-loch…

Pre-loch

26 Aug

The Scotland Tour, Day 4: Video 1

A little something from this morning:

Ever-keen wild swimmers, Owen and Rhiannon report from the side of Loch Carlingwark, pre-swim.

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