Our friends at the Charlbury Quaker Meeting invite you to join their stimulating reading group. The Reading Group meets for an hour each month to discuss each of the Quaker “Building the New Economy” booklets. These are all focused around how we can move towards a more sustainable economy which doesn’t rely on consuming our natural resources and economic growth every year. Fortunately, you don’t need a degree in economics to understand this because each booklet is written for beginners.
Each month participants are asked to read the booklets before coming along. Then at the meeting, everyone is given an opportunity to say what they understood as they key points, followed by an opportunity to think about whether this may stimulate them to take action either as individuals or as part of a larger group. This could be from changing our bank accounts to more ethical banks or credit unions to Local Meetings disinvesting in carbon based investments. They have already had very thought provoking discussions about what the economy is for, work and energy and as a result, are changing the electricity supplier for our meeting house to one which uses renewable energy.
The next meeting is on Wednesday 4 October at 7.30pm at The Friends Meeting House, Market Street, Charlbury, OX7 3PH at which they will be discussing booklet 4 – Money, banks and finance in the new economy which explores how the banking system and money creation could be fairer.
You can download the booklet from the Quaker website here
If you would like to join the anonymous mailing list or hear more about the group, please contact Ian Cave, firstname.lastname@example.org 01608 677304