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Minute on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons -- 2 Dec. 2018

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A minute in support of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was approved at Meeting for Business, West Knoxville Friends Meeting, on 2 Dec. 2018.  "A Friend stood aside because of conflicted feelings concerning the George Fox quote at the opening of the minute."  (Minute 2018-12-07)

In subsequent considerations, differences emerged about how the Minute would be distributed.  At the January Meeting for Business, a minute was approved stating that "Friends approve the following next steps concerning disseminating our Minute from December 2018 on the UN Treaty.

a) Share our minute with FCNL

b) Communicate the minute with SAYMA Peace and Social Concerns Committee" (Minute 2019-01-09)

At the March Meeting for Business, a minute was approved stating that "Friends request the Ad Hoc Retreat Committee to begin planing a retreat incorporating compassionate listening and discussion on how to publish the minute on the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons." (Minute 2019-03-04)

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