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Continuing Rev_l_tion: Be Brought Low, and Back to the Root — A Young Adult Friends Conference on Simplicity

Dear Friends,

Pendle Hill is delighted to announce an exciting opportunity from June 14-19, 2013 for all young adult Quakers in North America.  Continuing Rev_l_tion: Be Brought Low, and Back to the Root — A Young Adult Friends Conference on Simplicity will be a powerful, action-oriented six-day gathering offered at Pendle Hill in Wallingford, PA. This is the second year of this amazing new conference series, and it will be held at Pendle Hill from June 14-19, 2013.  We hope you will share the following information and attached flyer with all young adults in your community.

We invite all Young Adult Friends (ages 18-35) to be a part of this six-day conference designed to strengthen a networked generation of awakened and effective spiritually grounded change agents.  The program will include inspirational speakers, workshops and trainings, worship and worship-sharing, fellowship, discernment of gifts and ministry, service and direct action.  We are calling all young adult Friends who feel a movement in our generation to create the world we believe is possible.  At its core, this conference is about providing the foundational skills and training to inspire revelation — or revolution — as we strive to live into Spirit-led relationship with ourselves, our communities and the earth.  

We are currently accepting applications at www.pendlehill.org/yald.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and applicants will be notified within 2-3 weeks of submitting their application.  Program fees are $300 per participant.  This year, we have a special “Bring a Buddy” discount for individuals who register before April 1, 2013!! Apply now, and encourage a F(f)riend to apply too – if they apply, you will receive $50 off your conference cost.  This discount only applies to full-time participants; more details can be found on the application.  Please note: there will be scholarships available for participants who need support, and interested individuals should consider asking their monthly/yearly meetings or communities for financial assistance.

 More information about the conference can be found at www.pendlehill.org/yald.

Please share this opportunity with everyone you know, and encourage those with interest to apply.  Any questions or inquiries should be directed to ehiggs@pendlehill.org.

In friendship, 

Emily Higgs

Conference Coordinator

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CYM Youth Challenge Funding Application

1st Deadline: March 15th, 2013
2nd Deadline: June 1st, 2013

 Under 35? Get yourself to CYM this summer and be part of the 2013 Youth Challenge!

Last summer, Canadian Young Friends Yearly Meeting received $25,000 to bring together at least 50 Young Friends and Young Adult Friends at CYM 2013. We know that funding can be a major barrier to attending and we’re incredibly excited to be able to help YFs and YAFs come together from across the country in Kemptville, ON this August 16th-24th.

Why two rounds of funding?

The hope is that we can help people plan well in advance or pull their plans together after summer employment plans are confirmed–please apply for the March deadline if you already know what your summer looks like!

Apply online now

Or download the form: CYM Youth Challenge Funding Application

Please complete this application online or download the form above and email your answers to Young Adult Friend Clerk Maggie Knight at yaf-clerk@yf.quaker.ca. Feel free to email any questions in advance and please check back for further updates and answers to questions we receive.

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Looking for something to do this summer?!

CFSC Young Friend Summer Internship –

Application package online now! November 30, 2012

Canadian Friends Service Committee offers a four-month summer internship (1 May – 31 August) for young people aged 19 – 29 years. Affiliation with the Religious Society of Friends is preferred but not required. Interns undertake a wide range of activities to give a sense of the breadth of work under CFSC’s care and to strengthen their experience and skills for working in a charitable organization. Directed studies in Quakerism is also an option for those who are interested.

Read about how the internship has proven beneficial to former interns in the 2013 internship flyer.

Download the 2013 Internship Package. Application deadline: February 15th, 2013.

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Call for Submissions: Write about Camp NeeKauNis for the Canadian Friend

The Canadian Friend is the magazine of Canadian Yearly Meeting, and is sent to all members of Canadian Yearly Meeting and to regular attenders, and is funded through donations of the membership to further the work and witness of the Religious Society of Friends in Canada.The Canadian Friend features short, non-fiction prose, photos, poetry, book reviews and visual art by Canadian Quakers.

This is a call for submissions to the March 2013 special issue of The Canadian Friend on the theme of Camp NeeKauNis. As Canada’s only Quaker Camp, NeeKauNis’ goals are “to bring people together to build an intentional community through work and play in a safe, inclusive, natural environment… and to nurture the spiritual lives in our community through Quaker Testimonies including integrity, peace, simplicity, equality, justice, and unity with creation”.

We are asking for stories, memories, thoughts, musings, experiences, photos, drawing, or anything you are moved to write about, or share about Camp NeeKauNis. The creative work included will focus on the role of Camp NeeKauNis in the lives of many people near and far. This is a great way to share about Camp NeeKauNis with Canadian Friends and attenders who might not be familiar with camp.

An editorial board will be made up of the Camp NeeKauNis Publicity sub-committee.Selected items will be put into the Canadian Friend special Camp NeeKauNis edition for March 2013. Submissions should be the author’s original work and previously unpublished.

Who can submit? Any Canadian Friend, attender, or any camper or staff of NeeKauNis (past or present)

What is the length of submission? Submissions should not exceed 1000 words.

Submission Date: January 4th, 2013

Contact information: articles@neekaunis.org, or, speak to Rebecca Ivanoff or Grayden Laing

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CYM Radicalizing Spirit: The Challenge of Contemporary Quakerism – Links to audio

Below are the links to the audio from Jeff Dudiak’s Quaker Bible Study from Canadian Yearly Meeting annual gathering in 2012.

George Fox and other early Friends “opened up” the Christianity of their day in an ambiguous way. Was their revelation a renewal of something old or the introduction of something new, a deepening or a departing? The tensions among our current, diverse “branches” of Friends hang, to some large degree, on which interpretation we prefer. But is this a forced, and false, choice? These studies are an attempt to trace out a dynamic that runs through the Bible to earlier Friends and into our own times that, far from trying to resolve this tension, requires it as essential to the “radicalizing spirit” that is Quakerism at its best.

Here are the five lectures. Click to play, or right-click and save file as… to save to your computer.

MP3 files
Monday audio fileTuesday audio fileWednesday audio file

Thursday audio file

Friday audio file

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