New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

Listening Circles for Building Relationship and Transforming Conflict


Friday, January 25, 2019 - 4:30pm to Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 2:00pm


107 Keets Rd
Deerfield , MA


This workshop is for people who are ready to help their meetings—and themselves–grow less fear-driven and more whole. One approach that has been helpful in a wide range of settings, including Quaker meetings, is the circle process. Circle processes are used for many reasons—to celebrate, to grieve, to tell stories, to acknowledge harm, to address conflicts, and more. Circle processes are in harmony with Quaker faith and practice. Circles provide a structured way to follow our practices of deep listening and of seeking connection through that of God in ourselves and others.

Retreat leaders Heather Cook and Karen Reixach are members of the New York Yearly Meeting Conflict Transformation Committee and have been trained in circle process by Kay Pranis, a leading trainer in this restorative justice practice. 

See the attached flyer for more details; register here.

Contact Information

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602

(508) 754-6760 - [email protected]