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Geneva MM Spiritual Deepening: Vocal Ministry 19 August 2020

Notes taken during the 2020-08-19 Spiritual Deepening Session on Vocal Ministry We began our worship sharing session with the question, “What brings you here today?” Many spoke of how difficult it can be to discern the right time to speak, the message to give. ...

A Testament of Devotion by Thomas R. Kelly

A Friend in Geneva shared during MfW the following quote from the book. “Guidance of life by the Light within is not exhausted as is too frequently supposed, in special leadings toward particular tasks. It begins first of all in a mass revision of our total reaction...

Geneva MM Spiritual Deepening – defining Work -1 July 2020

1 July 2020 – Our conversation was a free flowing one centered on developing ideas around the definition of “work” and specifically, of “useful work.” Key ideas that emerged around the definition of work are: working = living The human is...

Geneva MM Spiritual Deepening – Work – July 2020

In July during our Wednesday sessions, we considered the query of the month Do you respect the value of all useful work, whether paid or unpaid, whether physical or intellectual, whether performed in the home or in the larger community? Respectons-nous le valeur de...

Geneva MM Spiritual Deepening – Quakers and Race

Resources and background materials This list of resources was compiled over the month of June 2020 when we focused our sessions on racism, Quakers and race, and white privilege. Geneva MM Spiritual Deepening sessions for the month of June 2020 will take place in...

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...