Junior Yearly Meeting 2022
This event was attended by 50 young people aged 15 to 18 years olds, as a youth event, the event is planned and facilitated by a group of young people known as an Arrangements Committee, who work with a team of adults in the delivery of their plans.
The participants at this year's event considered the theme:
"Compassionate listening and spiritual engagement: How can we strengthen our faith community to make space for action?"
This links to elements of the focus of Yearly Meeting in May which will be looking at Faith, Community and Action.
As a part of the event the group had a Quaker Meeting for Worship for Business, where they agreed a Minute which has been sent to the Yearly Meeting clerks with the offer of this being read.
Each small group, known as a Base Group contributed their experience of the event to form the JYM Epistle. This captures the 'sense of the meeting' the experience of the group expressed in the Epistle.