Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

News & Announcements


1)  "Israel / Palestine:  Reflections from a Palestinian Quaker," a presentation by Sa'ed Atshan

Thursday, October 19th --  7:30pm-- Weitz Center for Creativity -- Room 236

Sponsored by the Center for Community and Civic Engagement of Carleton College with support from the Cannon Valley Friends Meeting and Northfielders for Justice in Palestie/Israel.

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Being without a photo ID is unsettling.   Having one issued by the community you live, work and study in, extends a strong welcome and gives confidence.  Such IDs have been in place across the country since 2007 in cities like NYC, Chicago, Milwaukee, San Francisco, Phoenix.  They have also been adopted by smaller cities, like Northfield, and by counties.  They simply are a photo ID for people who are otherwise not able to have such an ID.

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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:

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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.

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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).

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Northern Yearly Meeting has completed its own version of Quaker "Faith and Practice", after more than 17 years of work by many dedicated individuals.

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