Not just a Beard
Apr
30
12:30 pm12:30

Not just a Beard

  • New Unity @Mary Wollstonecraft Room

What does it mean to identify as a man in 2017? Join this monthly discussion and lunch for all men seeking to create a safe, caring space to share questions, joys and sorrows.

Building Bridges for Positive Change - Part 1
May
6
10:00 am10:00

Building Bridges for Positive Change - Part 1

  • New Unity

Building Bridges for Positive Change: Hope, Reconciliation and the Compassion Revolution

We are living in a time of enormous change and challenge. As communities, countries and continents polarise, how can we learn to live as bridge-builders, finding integration in our own lives and at every level of community?

Challenging times present exciting opportunities for ordinary people to unite and Be the Change we wish to see in the world.

This workshop aims to identify and celebrate the remarkable capacity of the human spirit to transcend adversity and live more richly and proactively as a result.

We will learn about Universal Survivors who have overcome division to naturally recognise and model the importance of forgiveness, unity and reconciliation.

We will appreciate the challenges we too have survived and the unique gifts these have brought us, and explore effective ways of moving forward, finding fulfilment through mending divisions and affecting positive change in our own lives, communities and wider world. 

This process will include introductions to the following:

  • United Nations-endorsed Character Education Programme The Virtues Project
  • Universal Survivor-inspired model for transformation, The Accept Perspective.
  • Global “network of networks” Charter for Compassion International.

Registration

This is the 1st of two workshops. The two work together but you are also free to attend just one or the other.:

  • 1st or 2nd workshop only: £10
  • Both workshops: £15

Purchase tickets here: http://buytickets.at/newunity/93582

Scholarships are available. Please contact RevAndy@new-unity.org to request.

Lunch

  • There is a 'bring and share' lunch
  • Please bring food to share if you can

Cake and laughter guaranteed!



About Tam Fowles

Bio: Tracey Ann Martin Fowles is Founding Director of Plymouth and London-based social enterprise Hope in the Heart (www.hopeintheheart.org), UK Coordinator of Charter for Compassion International, and a Master Facilitator of UN-endorsed global Character Education Programme The Virtues Project.
Tam’s eclectic career has merged positions as a Transpersonal Therapist, Group facilitator, Third-sector Manager, Artist and Adult Educator. She has designed and facilitated creative personal development workshops and courses, in the UK and internationally, for the past 20 years, and finalised the development of The Accept Perspective Model for Transformation in 2012 after working with survivors of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima. Everything she does is informed and inspired by her personal experience of mental health crisis in her earlier life, and the illuminating journey to recovery.
Tam currently lives in Plymouth and intends to move to the London area in the near future to further develop her newest venture AccepTTranscend, offering coaching, workshops and transformational travel experiences to women seeking new direction and proactive adventure. 
Tam is wife to Alan and mum to three adult children. A lifelong social activist, she is committed to inspiring individuals and groups to make positive change in their own lives, communities and wider world.

Building Bridges for Positive Change

The experience was magical and liberating ..... Tam made me feel totally safe and relaxed ... I emerged transformed, with some amazingly effective tools for the future.
~Dee Aldrich, UK

It inspired me to be limitless in terms of positive thinking, acting and giving. 
~Katlego Morare, South Africa

Hope in the Heart is a reflection of the creative vision, compassion and integrity that Tam Martin Fowles brings to both her work and her life. She is one of those rare beings who combines depth of soul with lightness of spirit, and it is always a joy and a privilege to be involved with her projects.
This one, I feel, is emerging at the perfect time - when our cultures and communities so need to take stock, let go of the past, heal wounds and find ways to truly open our hearts to our connection to ourselves, each other and "all our relations"....to bring hope to our children and know that that hope will not be stamped out, but will be nurtured and honoured.  ~Claire Lucas

.. Tremendously inspiring, friendly, happy, life-enhancing, creative, educational. ...I gained a huge sense of increased well-being, joy, hope and happiness at just the completely right time in my journey of "emerging from broken"
~Lesley Smith, UK

I'd like to express my gratitude for the workshop as it has brought a sense of empowerment to me.
~Tebogo Goiwakae, SA

...it made me want to be a better person and just improve on my inner-self. I liked how it was so comfortable to voice your thoughts without judgement.
~Faith Maphosa, SA

Since having suffered a breakdown four years ago it is perhaps the most constructive and focused recovery tool I have come across.....this workshop has reminded me of the enormous, profound effect of creativity and self-expression.
~Libby Sprite, UK

Building Bridges for Positive Change - Part 2
May
13
10:00 am10:00

Building Bridges for Positive Change - Part 2

  • New Unity

Building Bridges for Positive Change: Hope, Reconciliation and the Compassion Revolution

We are living in a time of enormous change and challenge. As communities, countries and continents polarise, how can we learn to live as bridge-builders, finding integration in our own lives and at every level of community?

Challenging times present exciting opportunities for ordinary people to unite and Be the Change we wish to see in the world.

This workshop aims to identify and celebrate the remarkable capacity of the human spirit to transcend adversity and live more richly and proactively as a result.

We will learn about Universal Survivors who have overcome division to naturally recognise and model the importance of forgiveness, unity and reconciliation.

We will appreciate the challenges we too have survived and the unique gifts these have brought us, and explore effective ways of moving forward, finding fulfilment through mending divisions and affecting positive change in our own lives, communities and wider world. 

This process will include introductions to the following:

  • United Nations-endorsed Character Education Programme The Virtues Project
  • Universal Survivor-inspired model for transformation, The Accept Perspective.
  • Global “network of networks” Charter for Compassion International.

Registration

This is the 2nd of two workshops. The two work together but you are also free to attend just one or the other.:

  • 1st or 2nd workshop only: £10
  • Both workshops: £15

Purchase tickets here: http://buytickets.at/newunity/93582

Scholarships are available. Please contact RevAndy@new-unity.org to request.

Lunch

  • There is a 'bring and share' lunch
  • Please bring food to share if you can

Cake and laughter guaranteed!



About Tam Fowles

Bio: Tracey Ann Martin Fowles is Founding Director of Plymouth and London-based social enterprise Hope in the Heart (www.hopeintheheart.org), UK Coordinator of Charter for Compassion International, and a Master Facilitator of UN-endorsed global Character Education Programme The Virtues Project.
Tam’s eclectic career has merged positions as a Transpersonal Therapist, Group facilitator, Third-sector Manager, Artist and Adult Educator. She has designed and facilitated creative personal development workshops and courses, in the UK and internationally, for the past 20 years, and finalised the development of The Accept Perspective Model for Transformation in 2012 after working with survivors of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima. Everything she does is informed and inspired by her personal experience of mental health crisis in her earlier life, and the illuminating journey to recovery.
Tam currently lives in Plymouth and intends to move to the London area in the near future to further develop her newest venture AccepTTranscend, offering coaching, workshops and transformational travel experiences to women seeking new direction and proactive adventure. 
Tam is wife to Alan and mum to three adult children. A lifelong social activist, she is committed to inspiring individuals and groups to make positive change in their own lives, communities and wider world.

Building Bridges for Positive Change

The experience was magical and liberating ..... Tam made me feel totally safe and relaxed ... I emerged transformed, with some amazingly effective tools for the future.
~Dee Aldrich, UK

It inspired me to be limitless in terms of positive thinking, acting and giving. 
~Katlego Morare, South Africa

Hope in the Heart is a reflection of the creative vision, compassion and integrity that Tam Martin Fowles brings to both her work and her life. She is one of those rare beings who combines depth of soul with lightness of spirit, and it is always a joy and a privilege to be involved with her projects.
This one, I feel, is emerging at the perfect time - when our cultures and communities so need to take stock, let go of the past, heal wounds and find ways to truly open our hearts to our connection to ourselves, each other and "all our relations"....to bring hope to our children and know that that hope will not be stamped out, but will be nurtured and honoured.  ~Claire Lucas

.. Tremendously inspiring, friendly, happy, life-enhancing, creative, educational. ...I gained a huge sense of increased well-being, joy, hope and happiness at just the completely right time in my journey of "emerging from broken"
~Lesley Smith, UK

I'd like to express my gratitude for the workshop as it has brought a sense of empowerment to me.
~Tebogo Goiwakae, SA

...it made me want to be a better person and just improve on my inner-self. I liked how it was so comfortable to voice your thoughts without judgement.
~Faith Maphosa, SA

Since having suffered a breakdown four years ago it is perhaps the most constructive and focused recovery tool I have come across.....this workshop has reminded me of the enormous, profound effect of creativity and self-expression.
~Libby Sprite, UK

Not just a Beard
May
21
1:30 pm13:30

Not just a Beard

  • New Unity @Mary Wollstonecraft Room

What does it mean to identify as a man in 2017? Join this monthly discussion and lunch for all men seeking to create a safe, caring space to share questions, joys and sorrows.

Big Talk
Jun
5
6:30 pm18:30

Big Talk

  • New Unity @Mary Wollstonecraft Room

Join us for Big Talk, a monthly ideas and philosophy discussion group. This will be a respectful, open-minded group meeting to share and discuss ideas. No academic background is necessary, just a willingness to talk about a specific concept each month.


Sunday Gathering - Fear and Courage: Easter Sunday
Apr
16
11:00 am11:00

Sunday Gathering - Fear and Courage: Easter Sunday

  • New Unity @ Newington Green

In lives that too often bring real sorrow and tragedy, what kind of hope can we have for our own return to light from times of darkness? Today, we celebrate, not miracles, but real-life resurrection!

Presented jointly by Revd. Andy Pakula and Revd. Sara Ascher, Executive Director of the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists.

Our Sunday Gatherings are always free and welcome to all.

New Unity Passover Seder
Apr
15
6:00 pm18:00

New Unity Passover Seder

  • New Unity @New Unity

The passover seder takes place at New Unity, 277A Upper Street, N1 2TZ. All are welcome, whether part of the New Unity community or not. This is a great, well-attended event with symbolic foods, words, and song followed by a festive meal. It is also a great chance to get to know people better.

The event is free though food and drink will be provided by the attendees! 

Registration is required - register here.

Sunday Gathering - Fear + Conviction = Courage
Apr
9
11:00 am11:00

Sunday Gathering - Fear + Conviction = Courage

  • New Unity @Newington Green

Many of us believe that fear and courage are polar opposites. However, a proverb says that fear and courage are brothers. So how so we find courage in a world that can give us reasons to be afraid?

The message today will be offered by New Unity member, Latrice Reid.

Our Sunday Gatherings are always free and welcome to all.

Act Now or Swim Later: How to see the climate and live the change
Mar
26
11:00 am11:00

Act Now or Swim Later: How to see the climate and live the change

Climate change can often feel "out there" as something we are all a part of, but that is usually affecting someone else a thousand miles away...London has been hotter than ever before, which means more picnics on Hampstead Heath and even though it is really sad for the poor polar bears, it's not really all that bad is it?

The message today will be offered by Ama Josephine Budge a London/Accra - based writer, curator and artist whose work navigates explorations of race, gender, diaspora and feminism. Her work challenges neo-liberal feminisms, working to activate and catalyse movements that emphasize human rights, ecological revolutions and de-gendered identities. 

Values into Action: Reform or Revolution
Mar
19
12:00 am00:00

Values into Action: Reform or Revolution

Putting our values into action at a political level can be done in different ways. This Sunday gathering asks the question: Are you are a reformer or a revolutionary? Do you believe in changing the system from within or abolishing the system all together? And how can we be reformers when the system does not align with our values?

Message will be by Anja Kathrin Meierkord. Anja is a local Newington Greener, a German currently without right to remain, feminist, amateur singer and believer in reform. She conducts applied research on behalf of European Institutions, UK government departments and local authorities to help them make better employment, education and youth policy. She has always aspired to make a positive contribution to better policy making by working with government, but she has recently found her more revolutionary side.

Rape Culture Workshop
Mar
18
11:00 am11:00

Rape Culture Workshop

This is training session responds to a series of urgent questions around how and why rape culture remains so prevalent and how we can break cycles of patriarchal oppression. Laura Barker leads a day of activities and discussion to get us to think about:

What is rape and sexual assault?
What do we gain by helping to cover up rape and sexual assault? 
What do we do to encourage rape and sexual assault?
How do we resist rape and sexual assault?
What can we do to combat rape and sexual assault?
What role, if any, do people who have committed rape and sexual assault have in our communities?

This workshop will not be a space for graphic descriptions of rape and sexual assault and disclosures, but some people might find the material distressing. We will talk at the beginning about how to best handle this so that everyone feels as safe and cared for as possible.

For ages 18+

Laura Barker is a writer, artist and performer who is involved with Healing Justice Black Lives Matter London. She runs workshops on writing, healing and rape culture.

RSVP ESSENTIAL FOR ATTENDANCE! Please click the button below to register. At New Unity, 277A Upper St, London N1 2TZ

The workshop costs £5 for the day (please bring cash on the day!) but no-one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please also bring vegetarian food for a shared meal.

**New Unity  Upper Street is an accessible venue with disabled toilets and double doors.

 

RSVP ESSENTIAL FOR ATTENDANCE!

Please RSVP by clicking on the button below: 

The workshop costs £5 for the day (please bring cash on the day!) but no-one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please also bring vegetarian food for a shared meal.

Values into action: Strange Bedfellows
Mar
12
12:00 am00:00

Values into action: Strange Bedfellows

It's said that 'my enemy's enemy is my friend.'

Activism takes numbers and strength and that usually means that people will put aside differences to work toward some larger shared goal. So, we unite around a common goal and - at the same time - are by conflicting values, cultures, needs, and aims.

Today - who are you willing to work with? What are you willing to set aside? What goal makes it worthwhile?

Come and Sing!
Mar
10
7:00 pm19:00

Come and Sing!

  • Mary Wollstonecraft Room @ New Unity

NU Choir is hosting an evening of song, laughter, food and drink for all who are up for some fun.

New Unity Choir
Mar
5
9:45 am09:45

New Unity Choir

  • New Unity @New Unity

The New Unity Choir sings lively, multicultural music and everyone is welcome. You do not have to have talent or the ability to sight-read music. You only need to have enthusiasm and the willingness to give it a go!

Values Into Action: Let's talk about racism!
Mar
5
12:00 am00:00

Values Into Action: Let's talk about racism!

March 5th, 2017

Does race, ethnicity and cultural/social origin matter? Carola Emrich-Fisher will offer an account of the Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity workshops in the US and of her attempts of bringing them to Hackney.

Carola grew up in South-Western Germany near the French border. She spent most of her adult life in Boston, MA, where she worked as a Choral Scholar at First Church in Boston (UU). After relocating to London in 2015, she has been performing as soloist at New Unity and has also been attending services here.

Values into Action: Grace Leslie-Graham Leading to Affect Change
Feb
26
11:00 am11:00

Values into Action: Grace Leslie-Graham Leading to Affect Change

  • New Unity @New Unity

'My message is about putting yourself forward as a leader to affect change or to make a difference in your world or community. I will draw on coming from a family of strong women and talk about our descendant, Queen Nanny of the Maroons, who was known as the Mother of all Jamaicans. She was an 18th century leader, who was born in Ghana and was taken to Jamaica as a slave. She was a warrior and spiritual advisor, who led Maroons, ex-slaves who escaped slave ships, from the base camp of Nanny Town to the Blue Mountains, where they had victories against the British between 1724-1739, even though they where outgunned and outnumbered.
....if we are brave enough, can take the lead and do something to change things for the better,.'
(Grace Leslie-Graham)

Public Meeting - Creation of an Islington Migrant Centre
Feb
24
6:30 pm18:30

Public Meeting - Creation of an Islington Migrant Centre

  • New Unity @ Newington Green

New Unity is proposing to offer service for migrants one afternoon a week at 277A Upper Street. There may be scope to expand this into a longer day once funding is available and demand for the service is established.

We are inviting agencies working in this area, potential management group members, potential volunteers, supporters and generally interested people to gather for an hour on Friday 24th February to help shape this project and drive it forward to the next stage. 

For further information please contact Ally on admin@new-unity.org

Champions of Dignity: Walking the Humanist Walk
Feb
12
11:00 am11:00

Champions of Dignity: Walking the Humanist Walk

  • New Unity @New Unity

On August 9th, 2014, Mike Brown – an unarmed black teenager – was shot and killed by white Police Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown’s murder sparked an uprising which has forever changed the discourse around race in America, and which spread round the world. James Croft, who just before the shooting had moved to Missouri to work at the Ethical Society of St. Louis (a Humanist congregation), will tell the story of how the uprising in Ferguson challenged him to put his values into action.

Big Talk
Feb
6
6:30 pm18:30

Big Talk

  • New Unity @Mary Wollstonecraft Room

Join us for Big Talk, a monthly ideas and philosophy discussion group. This will be a respectful, open-minded group meeting to share and discuss ideas. No academic background is necessary, just a willingness to talk about a specific concept each month.

The Three 'R's of Action
Feb
5
11:00 am11:00

The Three 'R's of Action

  • New Unity @New Unity

Having reflected on your deeply held values, you are aware of how they are threatened in today's world. Having reflected on your place in the human family, you are ready to put those values into action.

New Unity Choir
Feb
5
9:45 am09:45

New Unity Choir

  • New Unity @Newington Green

The New Unity Choir sings lively, multicultural music and everyone is welcome.

Values into action: Supporting New Unity
Jan
29
11:00 am11:00

Values into action: Supporting New Unity

  • New Unity @New Unity

New Unity depends on financial support from its participants to do all the things we do and what we dream of doing in the future. The start of the pledge campaign is a time to look toward our dreams for the year ahead and plan to put our dreams into action.

What matters?
Jan
22
12:15 pm12:15

What matters?

  • New Unity @New Unity

We know we have values, but values are slippery things. They can flit away just when we need them to anchor our actions. Today: working out what we value most.

Women's March on London
Jan
21
12:00 pm12:00

Women's March on London

  • Grosvenor Square

On January 21 2017, the first day of Donald Trump’s Presidency, women-led marches, welcoming all participants, will take place across the world, with the largest expected in Washington D.C.. We call on people of all genders to march in London as part of an international day of action in solidarity.

Meditation
Jan
10
7:00 pm19:00

Meditation

  • New Unity @Mary Wollstonecraft Room

The Tuesday meditation meeting is a weekly meeting of people meditating together. We find this experience fulfilling, supportive and reaffirming. Many find this enhances their practice outside.

Doors open at 7pm every Tuesday. Mobile phones are turned off and people settle down. At 7.15 a 20 minute meditation starts, then there is a short silent 5 minute break followed by another 20 minute meditation.

Cost - £2

 

Please email admin@new-unity.org for more information.