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Geneva MM Spiritual Deepening – Quakers and Race

Resources and background materials help in our community discussions about racism, diversity, white fragility, and privilege - to add resources, add it to the blog comments Geneva MM Spiritual Deepening sessions for the month of June 2020 will take place in virtual...

Community in the Time of a Pandemic

We received this message via a Geneva Friend who is a member of meeting in Australia. Victoria Regional Meeting, Religious Society of Friends, Quakers   Our Testimony of Community in the Time of a Pandemic In 1667 during the Great Plague, Isaac Penington wrote to the...

School Climate Protests 15 March 2019

It began with a Swedish 9th grader Greta Thunberg in August 2018 and as of tomorrow on the 15 March 2019 Earth Strike will count tens of thousands of school children supported by some of the world’s biggest environmental groups demanding that governments reduce...

Hate Speech Tracker #EP2019 and #choose respect

A message from Andrew Lane, the director of Quaker Council for European Affairs QCEA will be launching a new website (chooserespect.eu) on anti-migrant political discourse in European Parliament elections.  (Recall that the elections are coming up in May 2019.) We are...

Thoughts on non-violent communication

“Our diversity invites all of us to speak, of which we know (think, belief) to be true in our lives and to learn from others.” from Quaker Faith and Practice 1.01   Thoughts of a friend on the topic of the Annual Meeting Although not a Quaker, still...

SYM Business Meeting in Bern 20 Oct 2018

What is a Quaker Business Meeting? Simply put, it is a meeting to work out shared decisions in the life of the community.  As there is no priests or paid staff, it is up to the members to make decisions and do the administrative jobs that make community life...