Showing of Bidder 70 Film
The Journey Of Healing Workshop II on the Doctrine of Christian Discovery was held on May 3
Led by Jamie Bissonette Lewey, Chair, Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission, and Coordinator, AFSC New England Healing Justice Program.
The “Doctrine of Discovery” is the worldview that a certain group of people, primarily Western Christendom, had moral sanction and the support of international law to invade and colonize the lands of non-Christian Peoples. The doctrine has not disappeared or been revoked. It affects us all today.
This workshop is part II in a three-part series organized by New England Yearly Meeting. It creates a space for hearing the experiences of indigenous people in their own words, sharing information, and dispelling myths. Please come! There is no cost, but we are asking that Friends register in advance. The presenters are traveling a long distance and request at least 12, but no more than 20, participants.
Recommended reading: In the Courts of the Conqueror: the Ten Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided by Walker R. Echo-Hawk
More information is available at the NEYM website http://neym.org/rsej/doctrine-discovery-journey-healing and in the recent Quaker Action article Beyond Right Relationships: A Journey of Healing http://afsc.org/story/beyond-right-relationships-journey-healing
There was an 11th Hour on April 26 following Meeting for Worship entitled, "What Does Membership Mean?"
A Queer Quaker Response To Climate Change? What Would Walt Whitman Do? Sunday, April 12, 2015 7:00 PM
Enough with the gloom and doom! People are hungry for new ways of looking at climate change. Peterson Toscano, a quirky, queer Quaker provides a lively, insightful, and at times hilarious presentation that helps his audiences wrap their heads and hearts around global warming. This is NOT your normal climate change presentation. Filled with hope, honesty and humor, Peterson’s audiences open up as they consider their roles on a new planet. Peterson helps us look at our current climate crisis from multiple angles including as a human rights issue as well as a deeply spiritual one. No one gets mocked or guilted into action, instead audience members relax and walk away with fresh ideas and hope.
What exactly does Peterson Toscano do?? Listen to this recent short feature on public radio:
Peace & Social Concerns hosted a screening of two Episodes from the Emmy-award winning TV series on climate change “Years of Living Dangerously”, one in March and a second in May.
Episode 1: DRY SEASON
On Friday, February 27th Religious Education hosted an evening of music, games, food and fun for all. Come join us for pizza, salad and beverages at 6:00 p.m. and music, Karaoke, and/or board games starting at 7:00 p.m. The party will be held at the Meetinghouse and all are welcome.
Friends are invited to join a table at Fellowship Lunch on February 8 where those individuals in Meeting who are participating in the Meeting’s Carbon Tax Witness will share how we became involved, information about the what and how of how to participate and share where our collected carbon tax funds have gone this past year. Come learn more...
You can also find moe informationabout Voluntary Carbon Tax Witnesses at http://voluntarycarbontax.org/.
Welcoming/Newcomers Potluck Dinner - Friday, February 6, 6:00 PM at the meetinghouse
Everyone from Hartford Meeting was invited to help welcome and get to know new members, new attenders, and new families at this potluck dinner. After dinner members of Pastoral care and Ministry and Worship led us in fun and meaningful activities.
Connecticut Valley Quarterly Meeting is held in February, May and October when individuals from the eight Monthly Meetings in the CT Valley Quarter come together for fellowship, a program, and a Quarterly Meeting for Business to consider items of interest to multiple Meetings in the Quarter and to consider business to be forwarded to New England Yearly Meeting. This program of the upcoming meeting is on Friends' Responses to Climate Change.
Supporting the growing edges of Quaker ministry in New England Yearly Meeting held a Consultation on Young Adult Ministries on Saturday, January 24th at Moses Brown School in Providence, RI. This Consultation was a time to 1) gather reflections from Friends of all ages about the needs of young adults, 2) develop NEYM’s suggested priorities in serving young adults, 3) identify NEYM’s strengths and weaknesses in outreach to young adults and 4) engage in the on-going work of helping our ministries to, with and by young adults thrive.
November 17, 2014 CT Roundtable on Climate and Jobs
The CT Roundtable on Climate and Jobs is an innovative partnership between the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network and the CT AFL-CIO that seeks to strengthen collaboration among Connecticut's labor, environmental, and religious groups in advocating for public policies that address urgent concerns about climate change while creating good-paying jobs right here in our state.
Join us for the next Roundtable gathering on November 17, 2014 features a discussion of possible actions to oppose the climate and jobs impact of CL&P's proposed increase in its monthly fixed charge for electric customers.
Books & Bagels on the Doctrine of Discovery - November 22 10 AM
The Peace & Social Concerns Committee invites you to a "Books & Bagels" a monthly discussion group on the topic of the Doctrine of Discovery
Our reading will be "In the Courts of the Conqueror: The Ten Worst Indian Law Cases Every Decided" Chapters 1 - 4 by Walter Echo-Hawk.