News & Announcements
People Camp, a well-established program of Friends for a Nonviolent World, is a week-long experience of cooperation, community living, and exploration of ideas and issues. It will take place August 13-19 at Northern Pines near Park Rapids, Minnesota. Registration is open now and you can either register online or by mail.
The theme of the 2017 FGC Gathering is : "Ripples Start Where Spirit Moves." The 2017 Gathering will take place at Niagara University in Niagara Falls, NY. We are now in the period of regular registration, from April 22 - May 31, 2017. Beginning June 1, there will be a $60 late fee applied to registrations.
The following statement from FGC's Advance Program introduces the Gathering:
Please Note: The following emails are from Sharon Lane-Getaz, who is a member of CVFM and co-clerk of the Friends General Conference Institutional Assessment on Racism Working Group:
Email update from April 22, 2017:
Dear FGC 16 Petition Supporters,
We are pleased to offer an update regarding the institutional assessment on racism requested by petition last summer at Gathering. There are three goals of this assessment:
On Feb. 15, 2017, the Governor of North Dakota ordered an immediate evacuation of the Standing Rock Water Protectors, who have been living in a camp to make a stand against the construction of the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline. The water protectors, along with their supporters around the world, have been protesting since last year to prevent the construction of the pipeline, which endangers sacred areas of tribal land and poses a threat to the purity of the main water source of the Standing Rock tribe, as well as the Missouri River itself.
George Lakey, a Quaker social justice and climate activist, spoke on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Content Books about his new book, Viking Economics, which has been getting great press. An activist for over fifty years, George is one of the founders of Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT).
Northern Yearly Meeting has completed its own version of Quaker "Faith and Practice", after more than 17 years of work by many dedicated individuals.