Every time RantWoman has encountered Quaker United Nations Office activities in either New York or Geneva, a really important part of the work has been creating space for people who have political barriers about talking to each other to actually talk to each other. RantWoman enthusiastically endorses this kind of activity and encourages anyone in the target age group in the announcement below who is interested in this kind of witness in the world and who wants to stretch themselves beyond their home community and beyond their country's borders to consider applying to this Summer School!
And if the "it's expensive but..." sounds daunting, RantWoman's experience is that way can open. One place to look is at http://questforadequacy.blogspot.com RantWoman apologizes for not being able to point to the specific posts which list resources Friend Ashley has drawn on, besides her local Monthly Meeting or church and Yearly Meeting. RantWoman thinks there are other resources too and simply notes that probably Way Can Open.
Exciting opportunities for 20 - 26 year olds, but you need to act fast! You are invited to consider applying to the Quaker United Nations Summer School, July 3 - 15, 2016 in Geneva.
Application packets available from www.quaker.org.uk/events/quaker-un-summer-school-2016 .
Application deadline March 7, 2016.
Yes, it is expensive, but a fabulous opportunity.
More information about the Quaker United Nations program, go to www.quno.org .