Quaker South Asia Interest Group
Quaker South Asia Interest Group

News and events

Next meeting of QSAIG will take place on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Westminster Quaker Meeting House, London. 10am.

If you are interested in Quaker activity in South Asia please come along. Details of venue by phoning 0113 4400736.

 

"Acts of cooperation and hope- sharing our experiences" – TODAY’S PROGRAMME

10.00 onwards – arrivals, tea/coffee and conversation

10.30   Welcome

10.45   Sharing our main connections

11.00   Activity/concerns in relation to South Asia 

11.45  “Bhopal Gas disaster of 1984
             Martin Wright: Streatham & Brixton Friends Meeting 

 

12.15   Sharing insights, concerns and possible action on the Rohynga tragedy on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border – introduced by Abu Siddique. 

12.50  Lunch – Bring your own lunch- tea/coffee will be provided 

1.30    Scholarships & social development – “Reach for the Stars” is a project to finance the higher education of young people from the villages surrounding Auroville, Tamil Nadu, South India   
           Rajan Naidu: a London based Quaker  

2.00   Convener’s report of QSAIG activities 2016-17: see note below under “Further information”. Update on progress of  QSAIG’s application to become a “Quaker Recognised Group” (formerly known as “Listed Informal Group”) and which is being taken to Meeting for Sufferings on October 7th, 2017. Also links to Quaker World Relations Committee of Britain Yearly Meeting https://www.quaker.org.uk/our-organisation/our-structures/quaker-world-relations-committee

2.30   QSAIG- ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 
a. Our status and responsibilities as a Quaker Recognised Group

b. Accounts – to be presented, discussed and accepted  Anne Smith

c. Appointment of officers:  roles include Clerk/Convener; Treasurer; Newsletter Editor, Membership Secretary, Website Manager; Communications Officer, link person to Quaker World Relationships Committee.

d. Aims and actions for the coming year – including feedback on Newsletter and website - all

Date and venue of next meeting and closing worship  

 Please bring: any information about resources relating to South Asia you value e.g. books, magazines websites, music, news of events, films  etc. 

Minutes of Meetings

Minutes and notes QSAIG meeting 171014 -[...]
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QSAIG Minutes 16 October 2016
Minutes of meeting of QSAIG members held in Leeds.
QSAIG Minutes 16 October 2016.pdf
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QSAIG Meeting 24 October 2015
Notes of meeting held at Selly Oak, Birmingham.
QSAIG Meeting 24 October 2014.pdf
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QSAIG AGM 2015
Minute of record of the Annual General Meeting 2016
AGM 2015 .pdf
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QSAIG Meeting 18 October 2014
Notes of the AGM and meeting held in Leeds. Much discussed including working with Street Children in Myamnar
QSAIG 18 October 2014.pdf
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QSAIG Meeting October 2013
Minutes of the meeting with news and reports of Quaker activity in South Asia.
Minutes for QSAIG Meeting Oct 2013.pdf
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QSAIG AGM 2013
Formal record of the AGM with record of post holders and accounts.
QSAIG AGM 2013.pdf
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QSAIG Meeting October 2012
Notes of meeting in October 2012
QSAIG Oct 2012.pdf
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Discussion at QSAIG Meeting on 16th October 2016
There is a range of topics of interest to members reflecting the diversity of Quaker interest and involvement in South Asia and its people.
Informal discussions at QSAIG Oct 2016.[...]
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QSAIG Meeting Notes October 2009.pdf
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QSAIG Meeting Notes October 2008.pdf
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QSAIG Meeting Notes October 2007.pdf
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QSAIG Meeting Notes November 2006.pdf
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QSAIG Meeting Notes November 2005.pdf
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QSAIG Meeting Notes November 2004.pdf
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Articles

Ekta Parishad
In an article reproduced by kind permission of the editor of The Friend Steve Whiting talked to Rajagopal of Ekta Parishad about 25 years of advocacy and the non violent movement for change in India. The article was published on 30th September 2016.
Article by Rajagopal in The Friend 16093[...]
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Rob Gallagher shares some interesting perspectives
Recent travel in Bangladesh, Nepal and India has given some helpful insights.
Letter from S Asia, Rob Gallagher, 22 Ap[...]
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Information from Gonno Unnayan Prochesta, Bangladesh
GUP is developing its health, nutrition and education services. It has also begun to work on physiotherapy and rehabilitation.
Info on GUP activities May 2016.pdf
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Ashram Experience
Get a flavour of a spiritual retreat in India, seeking the universal truth at the heart of all religions.
Ashram Experience, John Gibbs, Bournemou[...]
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Continuing to learn
An article about the choices being made by Raj Gopal of Ekta Parishad. Written by Stuart Morton.
Continuing to learn August 2013.pdf
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Quaker South Asia Interest Group

Tel: +44 113 4400736
E-mail: germ.buster@phonecoop.coop

 

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