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Call for Submissions: June Issue of The Canadian Friend

We’re excited to be finalizing our current issue of The Canadian Friend.  The printing and mailing process starts this week!

The next issue is scheduled for June, and submissions are being accepted.

Theme: Polarization

The world seems to be getting more and more polarized – politically, economically, religiously, etc. The middle class is evaporating, while the 1% gets richer and the rest get poorer and more precarious.

Confidence in liberal democracy seems to be waning, leading to a revival of fascist and revolutionary leftist groups. Even our weather is swinging to extremes as climate change deepens.

How Can Quakers Respond to the World’s Polarization?

What do we make of polarization within Quakerism and Canadian Yearly Meeting (CYM) – between liberal, conservative, and evangelical Friends, for example? What does it mean that CYM has examined the idea of literally splitting through a simulation exercise? When CYM defines itself by taking particular positions on prison abolition, earthcare as a testimony, or Palestine-Israel, is this a constructive kind of polarization or separation from the norm – as opposed to a less-defined, all-embracing position?

Submissions Due April 9, 2018

Articles between 500-1000 words are welcome.  Suggestions and submissions for Gleanings & Quotations, photos, captions for our caption contest (coming soon in the latest issue), and interviews for Meet a Friend are also gratefully accepted – along with anything that might be of interest to Canadian Friends.

To take a trip down memory lane or seek inspiration, The Canadian Friend back issues are available online.  If your library is missing one, you can even download back issues and print them.

Submit

By email: editor@quaker.ca

Or by postal mail:

c/o CYM Office, 91A Fourth Ave.,
Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1S 2L1

Subscriptions and Advertising

You can order a print subscription to The Canadian Friend by contacting the editor. The Canadian Friend also accepts advertising! Send camera-ready or clear, readable copy to the editor, by e-mail. For rates and details, contact the editor (editor@quaker.ca, again).

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Quaker United Nations Summer School 2018

Find out more about Quaker work at the international level and witness the United Nations in action. This program is for all 20- to 26-year-olds who have a keen interest in international affairs and the United Nations.

The Quaker United Nations Summer School runs July 8-20,  2018, and provides an introduction to the work of the United Nations, as seen through the programmes of the Quaker United Nations Office, in Geneva, Switzerland.

Applications are due by 12 March, 2018. Bursaries are available. For more info, visit
quaker.org.uk/events/quaker-un-summer-school-2018

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Pre-CYM Gathering for Young Friends & Young Adult Friends

We welcome you to join us again this summer for the Young Friends & Young Adult Friends Pre-CYM Gathering at Camp NeeKauNis! Friends ages 13-35 will be gathering 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.

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 or visit the event’s Facebook page.
Check back here for further registration information.

See you there!

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Quaker Book Service Laid Down

The Quaker Book Service was laid down effective 31 Dec 2017.

Books of interest to Canadian Quakers may still be purchased online through QuakerBooks of Friends General Conference and the QuakerBookshop of Britain Yearly Meeting.

Those looking to obtain copies of Faith & Practice, our collection of insights by Canadian Quakers, can do so via the CYM Head Office using one of these forms:

Faith & Practice Order Form (PDF)
Faith & Practice Order Form (doc)

Electronic excerpts from Faith & Practice are available on the Faith & Practice page.

Printed versions of Organization & Procedure are not available at this time, but an electronic version can be accessed and downloaded from the Organization & Procedure page.

For resources suitable for newcomers, see the Friends General Conference Quaker Meetings Toolbox.

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Needed: Child & Youth Program Coordinator and Youth Program Leaders

Canadian Yearly Meeting (CYM) in-session will take place in August in Barrie, ON and after a fallow year, we are excited to gather in community again!  We value the time we spend together and as we know there are many facets to organizing a successful Gathering.

One integral part of our Gathering and spiritual growth is providing an enriching Youth Program.  We’ve been able to offer wonderful Youth Programs in the past and wish to continue this valued gift… but this is where we need your help!  Would you consider volunteering your service toward the Youth Program this summer?

We are actively searching for the following:  Child & Youth Program Coordinator and Youth Program Leaders.

We are looking for people to help lead our Youth Program this summer at CYM. The Youth Program is an incredibly fun place to be at CYM – there is enthusiasm, laughter and joy; but we need great leaders to bring a wonderful program together. If you can serve CYM by being the Youth Program Coordinator or a leader in the Program we want to hear from you! Your responsibilities would include working in collaboration to put together a program at CYM (there will be volunteers to help). The program needs to include worship time, Quaker study time and outings. There are many resources available to help you. We cannot run a program for children and youth without leaders!

Travel, meals and lodging are covered by CYM as these are Required Services positions.

Anyone involved in the Youth Program will need a current Police Check.

There are usually 3 age groups in the Youth Program. The  Coordinator  manages the program and leads an age group, while Leaders are responsible for the other age groups.

For more details, read the Coordinator job description:
Child and Youth Coordinator Job Description 2018 (PDF)

Questions? Want to apply? Contact the Yearly Meeting Office.

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