Letter from Brussels

Daniel Clarke Flynn writes about Friends in Belgium and Luxembourg

European and Middle East Young Friends outside Quaker House in Brussels with Andrew Lane. | Photo: Courtesy of Daniel Flynn.

Quaker House Brussels is home to the Brussels Meeting of the Belgium and Luxembourg Yearly Meeting; the Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA)’ and a host of Quaker and other faith communities, and international nongovernmental peace organisation activities.

Quakers first arrived on the continent of Europe in 1656, but it was not until young professional expatriates started flooding into Brussels in 1973 to work for the European Community (EC) that Quaker life blossomed in the young country of Belgium.

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