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Not Just a Beard

  • New Unity @ Newington Green 39A Newington Green London, England, N16 9PR United Kingdom (map)
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A monthly discussion and lunch for all self-identified men. We seek to create a safe, caring space in which to share questions, joys and sorrows. No subject is off-limits. This is a supportive group that encourages openness, sharing and compassionate understanding.

The group meets on the third Sunday of each month after the Sunday Gathering, and always welcomes new attendees. If you can, please bring some food to share.


Our covenant

We aspire to:

·        Be humble, transparent and generous,

·        Be honest,

·        Cultivate trust,

·        Actively develop a growthful and supportive environment,

·        Look out for opportunities to build horizontal links with the community,

·        Be more imaginative,

·        Listen patiently to the concerns and experiences of other members,

·        Focus on personal feelings rather than abstractions,

·        Be honest about our reactions to others,

·        Express empathy,

·        Attend the meetings if we possibly can,

·        Stay in the group when things get difficult,

·        Support each other through challenging times and embrace the positive times,

·        Remember that we have different modes in which we express ourselves best,

·        Show our vulnerability,

·        Communicate our needs to the group,

·        Discover our true nature through self-expression,

·        Share concerns about the group with the group,

·        Stay on topic,

·        Love one another,

·        Keep what happens in the group within the group,

·        Protect one another,

·        Create a safe space for members to be open and honest,

·        Share the space equally, speaking more or less to accommodate others,

·        Understand one another,

·        Talk to one another,

·        Understand ourselves better through the concerns and life stories of other members,

·        Reform our masculine behaviour and therefore extinguish the male stereotype,

·        One day widen our topics to sensitive issues such as sexuality, violence in all forms and our role as men in the contemporary world,

·        Uphold trust and confidence in one another.

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