News & Announcements
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.
The following excerpt was copied from the Washington Post online article entitled "Aren't More White People Than Black People Killed by Police? Yes, but No."
From the Judeo-Christian tradition the prophet Micah asks and answers “What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Jesus distilled it to “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Members of Cannon Valley Friends Meeting met with members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northfield on July 20, 2016 to discuss ways in which we could begin to address racism in our local communities. Shock, outrage, and grief triggered by the recent shootings of Philando Castille in Minnesota and other black men around the country by police officers led us to take some action in response to these events.