Commitment to change

Miranda Chadkirk explains how young Quakers took on the issues around committed relationships

From a talk by Colin Billett, to a creative listening session, to a Meeting for Worship for Business to the full Britain Yearly Meeting session, committed relationships have been a theme that have recurred throughout Junior Yearly Meeting (JYM) this year. They have, of course, been an issue that was considered in depth by the Yearly Meeting Gathering as a whole, but to a lot of young Quakers they are also a personal and relevant issue and were taken on as a concern by many. Originally they were not expected to be of any great importance to the Junior Yearly Meeting programme, which had an official theme, but instead young people felt that this was our chance to speak and be heard, something that definitely happened this year.

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