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World Quaker Day

World Quaker Day

Friend World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) invites every Quaker meeting and church from around the world to celebrate WORLD QUAKER DAY  on October 5,2014. As the sun rises in each area of the world, we want to remember that Quakers are worshiping through every time zone, celebrating our deep connections across cultures and Quaker traditions.

Find links to many resources on the WORLDQUAKER DAY websiteYou may want to incorporate the Kabarak Call for Ecojustice into worship, for example, or use it as the basis for sharing or discussion surrounding worship.

In planning for WORLD QUAKER DAY, consider options that work in your church or meeting, bringing the theme into your planning for the day. You may want to incorporate the Kabarak Call into worship or use it as the basis for sharing or discussion surrounding worship. Perhaps it prompts a person or persons to speak on how they “let their lives speak” in daily life. Perhaps there is opportunity for children to lead the meeting or church in an activity or conduct a multi-generational activity about God’s creation. The theme may open us to consider how we are part of a world family of Friends and the encouragement this gives us.

Whatever you do as a worshiping community, we hope you will share this with others through FWCC. It can be very simple — a description, a poem, a short video from a mobile phone, a few photos — we will post them on the WQD web site so that you can see what other churches and meetings were doing on the same day. Email items to us or post them to the FWCC World Office Facebook page, or Twitter, hashtag #wqd.

 

For more information visit FWCC World Office.

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Interfaith Summit on Climate Change

As part of the global effort to mobilize action on climate changed, the World Council of Churches and Religions for Peace is organizing an Interfaith Summit on Climate change, to be held in New York, 21-22 September 2014.  This is just ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit on 23 September in New York.   The program of the Interfaith Summit will be open to the public.  Registration information is at Inter Faith Summit on Climate Change.  Faith leaders will contribute to creating a coordinated long term interfaith mobilization for climate justice.    If you are going to be in New York and want to march with Quakers go to Quaker Earthcare Witness – and register.

 

 

This entry was originally published at Anne Mitchell’s Blog.

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CYM 2014 Report: Friends World Committee for Consultation

Steve Fick, the representative for Canadian Yearly Meeting to Friends World Committee for Consultation, presented a report at this year’s gathering. Reports are submitted once every 5 years, and give us an opportunity to hear about the work of FWCC and to ask questions. Steve was unable to attend the gathering in person, but made his report through video conferencing. 

His report can be found here. The FWCC website can be found here.

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Meeting House in Victoria BC seeking Resident Friends

Vancouver Island Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, in Victoria, BC, is seeking a hospitable couple for the position of Resident Friends, for a term of 1-3 years commencing Summer 2015.

Duties, in addition to being a Friendly presence to the community,  include loving care of our Heritage Meeting House, and marvellous garden and fruit trees. In exchange we provide an unfurnished suite in the Meeting House.

Further information from Janine Gagnier (250-727-6860 or vancouverisland-victoria@quaker.ca.) Apply with resume and references by email, or by post to Personnel Committee c/o Fern Street Meeting, 1831 Fern St, Victoria BC, V8R 4K4, by September 15, 2014.

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Position Available – Friends General Conference

The Associate Secretary for Development has full responsibility for FGC’s Development Program and serves a key leadership role with FGC’s partners and donors, organizational volunteer leadership, and the Staff Administrative Team.

FGC has a $2.5 M annual budget and raises approximately $1 M a year.

The ideal Associate Secretary candidate will:

– Have a minimum of five years professional development leadership experience, including comprehensive campaigns and the solicitation of major gifts.
– Be an active member of the Religious Society of Friends.
– Be committed to a journey of spiritual deepening, with a gift for encouraging others in their journey after the manner of Friends.
– Be able to do extensive travel, work weekends, and accept homestay hospitality.

This is a key leadership position within FGC and the Religious Society of Friends. A full job description is available here.

Send cover letter, resume, and three references to Barry Crossno, General Secretary, Friends General Conference, 1216 Arch Street, 2B, Philadelphia, PA 19107, barryc@fgcquaker.org , by October 31, 2014.

Full-time. Full benefits. Based in the FGC Philadelphia office. Expected start date March 1, 2015. FGC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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