News & Announcements

If you are a hardcore Quaker news junkie, Martin Kelly of Friend's Journal does a daily selection of the best news stories and blogs pertaining to Quakers.  A lot of the news stories posted here came from his site.

Beautiful tribute from Marcelle Martin's blog about what it means to be a Quaker elder.

https://awholeheart.com/2017/05/09/a-faithful-friend/

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See the link below.  From Marcelle Martin who led a workshop at meeting a few years ago.  See the link below.

Marcelle also has a new book out - Our Life is Love - about Quaker spirituality.

https://www.amazon.com/Our-Life-Love-Spiritual-Journey/dp/0997060417/ref...

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The Peace and Social Concerns committee of Carlisle Monthly Meeting has a leading to promote The Conversation Project, a program to help families talk about end of life issues.  Below are links to The Coversation Project website as well as a link to the Five Wishes website where you can see an example of a living will.  Also included is the response from the Peace and Social Concerns committee to this issue.

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Here is a link to an interview with John Reuwer in which he discusses his work in Harrisburg to try to minimize the number of murders.  John did the recent workshop at our meetinhouse on Non-violent communication.  He is part of Harrisburg Monthly Meeting.  .He is trying to apply the Cure of Violence model to homicides.  Cure of Violence takes a public health approach to the problem.  It trains and employs formerly incarcerated members of the community to patrol and monitor the neighborhoods most prone to violence.  

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Attached are links to the statement on climate change endorsed by our Yearly Meeting, along with some Quaker stories about what people are doing about climate change.

http://quno.org/resource/2015/9/quaker-statement-climate-change

http://quno.org/sites/default/files/resources/QUNO%20Call%20to%20Conscience.pdf

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Editorial in the Wall Street Jounal about Friends.

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