Upcoming Events 2022

May 1: QCOP Art and Poster Competition  – During May QCOP is organising an art competition for a picture or poster which highlights the issue of global over population.  There will be three categories: 12 and under, Teenage and Adult. Details have been sent to members and meetings. But you can also find these here.

May 21 at 17.00 – 18.30: QCOP at Yearly Meeting Groups Fair on Zoom – details and booking at                     https://www.quaker.org.uk/ym/bookings

May 22 at 14.00 – 15.30: QCOP at Yearly Meeting Groups Fair on Zoom – details and booking at                     https://www.quaker.org.uk/ym/bookings

May 22 at 19.00 – 20.30: QCOP have a ‘Faith in Action’ meeting at the Yearly Meeting ‘Fringe Event’ on Zoom:  Six Friends explain ‘Why I am involved with QCOP and how it affects my Quaker Witness’. Details and booking at: https://www.quaker.org.uk/ym/bookings

June 11 at 19.30:  Launch of ‘Breeding Grounds’ in Stroud.  A play exploring the dilemmas that face us as we try to live more sustainably during the climate crisis and rising world population.   Commissioned by QCOP from Journeymen Theatre, a Human Rights theatre company supported by Quaker Meetings.   (https://www.journeymentheatre.com)

June 29 at 19.00 on Zoom: QCOP AGM and workshop on population – The winners of the Art Competition will be announced.

August 17 at 19.00: Members’ Evening to watch and discuss the film ‘8 Billion Angels’ – this is a 2020 American film which examines the effects of overpopulation and how humanity is depleting natural resources, and analyses possible solutions to implement before it is too late.  Followed by a Q and A session with the film’s producer. Zoom link to be sent to members.

October 12 at 19.00 Members’ Evening: ‘Is the world’s population really falling?’ – many Friends respond to our concerns saying: “but the population rate is falling!!”  Are they correct?  Speaker: Martin Earl, co-ordinator of the London Group of Population Matters. Zoom link to be sent to members.

October 15: Yorkshire Quakers’ meeting to explore the links between the crises we face.  Introduced by Quaker Peace and Social Witness and a peace professor and attended by a member of QCOP Steering Group.