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Month: April, 2018

Register for Pre-CYM Gathering for Young Friends & Young Adult Friends

Register for Pre-CYM Gathering for Young Friends & Young Adult Friends

You can now register for the Pre-CYM Gathering for Young Friends & Young Adult Friends:
Pre-CYM Gathering Registration Form

You can also connect with the event on Facebook:
Canadian Young Friends Pre-CYM Gathering Facebook Event

For this Gathering, Quakers ages 13-35 will spend time together at Camp NeeKauNis from the evening of August 2nd to the evening of August 4th, when we will travel the short distance to CYM in Barrie as a group. This Gathering follows the expressed desires of Young Friends at the NeeKauNis gathering in 2017, and with the hopes of bringing even more Young Friends together.

Young Friends at the 2017 Gathering

We’re looking forward to bringing together many wonderful Young Friends and Young Adult Friends to share in each other’s light. This is a great opportunity for those who have not had the chance to visit Camp NeeKauNis before, and for those who have never been to CYM and are looking to make some connections before hand! We hope to rejuvenate the Canadian Young Friends community and continue to discern our collective path forward, asking what we want to be doing and what makes sense for us.

There will be a fluid program with space for us to engage in camp activities such as swimming, drama, games, community art creations, service — as well as activities that lead us to share questions and experiences of our Quaker faith. You are also invited to bring musical instruments so that we can share in music and song.

There is once again substantial financial support for those wishing to attend the gathering.

For more information please contact yfgathering@gmail.com.

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Register for Spring Western Half Yearly Meeting 2018!

Register for Spring Western Half Yearly Meeting 2018!

Registration for Spring Western Half Yearly Meeting 2018 at Sorrento Centre is open! The event will be held from Friday, May 18th to Monday, May 21st.

You can find more information and register at whym-registration.ca.

The deadline to register is May 1st.

You can find the schedule and business agenda on the WHYM 2018 page on the business side of our site. (Note that you will need to login into the business section, or create an account, to see that page).

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Missing a Tax Receipt?

Missing a Tax Receipt?

Canada Post experienced theft around the time the Canadian Yearly Meeting tax receipts were mailed out.

A small number of donors reported that they had not received their receipt. If this applies to you, please contact us at cym-office@quaker.ca or call 1-888-296-3222.

Apologies for any inconvenience – your support of CYM is appreciated!

— Penni Burrell, Clerk, Contributions Committee, Canadian Yearly Meeting.

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Crowdfunding for Water: Reconnecting People of African Descent Campaign

Crowdfunding for Water: Reconnecting People of African Descent Campaign

Quaker Earthcare Witness is working to bring together a coalition of changemakers of African descent who are working on the issue of water, and has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help make this happen.

The Coalition will gather in person for a special meeting at U.N. Headquarters in July with other movement leaders to learn together, share resources, and foster collaboration as part of the U.N. Decade for People of African Descent and the International Decade  for Action – Water for Sustainable Development.

For more information and to donate, visit the crowdfunding page.

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Job Announcement: Quaker History Editorship

Job Announcement: Quaker History Editorship

Position Announcement: Editorship of the Journal Quaker History

Friends Historical Association (FHA) seeks an editor for its journal Quaker History to begin duties by May 2018. The editor receives a stipend of $2,500 for each issue ($5,000 a year).

About Friends Historical Association:

The Friends Historical Association is devoted to the study, preservation and publication of material relating to the history of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Founded in Philadelphia in 1873, FHA has become an organization that is international in membership and interests and which anyone, Friend or not, is invited to join. The Annual Meeting in the Fall, and a historical pilgrimage in the Spring to an area associated with the history of Quakerism are important activities of the Association. The Association publishes the American journal Quaker History twice a year.

About Quaker History:

Quaker History is the official journal of the Friends Historical Association. Published semi-annually in the Fall and Spring, Quaker History consists of articles on all aspects of the history of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). The journal also contains reviews of current scholarship and an annual annotated bibliography of new publications in the field. In addition to its print run, Quaker History is available online through JSTOR and Project Muse.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Upholds the mission and scope of the journal
  • Develops and maintains the quality of the intellectual content of the journal
  • Seeks out and solicits manuscripts for inclusion that provide new, original and important contributions to the field
  • Oversees the review process to ensure it is timely, fair, and thorough
  • Consults with the journal’s Book Review Editor
  • Works with contract designer and a part-time FHA Office Manager who assist with publication duties
  • Periodically attends (in person or by phone/video) meetings of the FHA Board of Directors

Qualifications:

  • Experience and knowledge in the field of Quaker history
  • Experience in conducting research and writing historical narratives
  • Editing experience in publishing or journalism
  • Ability to quickly edit articles for content, grammar, and style and to work with writers to ensure content meets high editorial standards
  • Experience with academic style manuals
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Technical capacity to work in an electronic environment
  • Self-motivation
  • Ability to delegate
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to set and meet firm deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment

Application procedures:

Please send the following documents via email in Word or PDF format to John Anderies, chair of the Quaker History editorial search committee: janderie@gmail.com:

  1. Cover letter outlining the qualifications, experience, and skills you possess to do this job
  2. Copy of your resume
  3. Names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of two professional references

Deadline:
April 15, 2018

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