Youth Action Gathering on Refugee Rights!!

From 31 August to 2 September 2012, newcomer youth advocates from across Canada will be heading to Montreal for the first CCR Youth Action Gathering on the theme of “Engaging Newcomer Youth in Participatory Media for Social Change.” Newcomer youth, youth settlement workers and their allies will acquire knowledge and skills in a series of action-oriented workshops, and most importantly, foster relationships of solidarity with those working on the same issues across Canada, and bring home with them an empowered sense of their ability to inspire change in their communities. For more information:

Continuing Rev_l_tion: A Young Adult Friends Conference on Ministry, Earthcare and Social Action

Dear Friends,

Pendle Hill, Quaker Earthcare Witness and the Clarence and Lilly Pickett Endowment are delighted to announce an exciting opportunity from June 15-20, 2012, for all young adult Quakers in North America.  “Continuing Rev_l_tion: A Young Adult Friends Conference on Ministry, Earthcare and Social Action,” will be an intensive and powerful six-day gathering offered at Pendle Hill in Wallingford, PA.  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 a 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.  

This conference is open and welcoming to young adult Quakers of all backgrounds, experiences and Friends’ theologies. While we recognize that this gathering is firmly rooted in the un-programmed Friends’ tradition, we also believe the thematic content to be urgently relevant to all branches of Quakerism and hope all interested young adults will feel that their voices belong at this table.

We are currently accepting applications at  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and applicants will be notified within 2-3 weeks of submitting their application.  Apply early, as we expect the conference to fill up quickly.  Program fees are $270 per participant for applications received by May 15, 2012, and $300 per participant for applications received after May 15, 2012.  Scholarships will be available for participants who need support, and interested individuals are encouraged to request financial assistance from their monthly/yearly meetings or communities.  More information about the conference can be found at

Please share this opportunity with young adults in your community, and encourage those with interest to apply.  Any questions or inquiries should be directed to .


In friendship,


Emily Higgs

Conference Coordinator

Young Adult Leadership Development Conference: 15-20 June

Revelation or Revolution?

at Pendle Hill 15-20 June 2012 earthcare workshop for Young Friends 18-35, with scholarships

Program cost is $270 per participant. 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. QEW has agreed to help finance.

All Quakers aged 18-35ish are invited to be part of this intensive six-day conference in which Young Adult Friends are the focus. This conference is Pendle Hill’s response to the call from the Young Adult Friends community for skill-building, direct action training, art-making, inspiring lectures, worship, reflection, guidance on discernment, and explorations into calling and Spirit-led witness. This year’s theme is Earthcare.

More details about this conference and an application Contact Emily Higgs with any questions.

Job Opportunity: Associate Resident Friend Toronto Monthly Meeting

Toronto Monthly Meeting invites applications for an Associate Resident Friend to start 1 June 2012. This is a 34 hours/week position.  Remuneration and accommodation with shared kitchen at a reasonable rate are provided, with four weeks vacation, statutory holidays, and up to 16 days for medical, compassionate, or personal reasons.

Applicants who are members of the Religious Society of Friends and/or are familiar with Friends’ ways will be given preference.  Two references are required.  Please submit a resume with your letter of application.  For further information and for the job description, please contact Ginny Walsh or Kirsten Romaine Jones. The Personnel Committee will begin to consider applications in March 2012, but will accept applications until the job is filled. 

Please e-mail applications to either Kirsten or Ginny, or mail to:

Personnel Committee, Toronto Monthly Meeting, 60 Lowther Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1C7

Monteverde Friends School

Accepting Applications for International Students in Grades 10-12

Expand Your Horizons in Costa Rica!

Grounded in the values of integrity, truth, community, and peace, we provide a challenging academic environment in an atmosphere of love and respect for our students, staff, and community. We strive to lay a foundation of solid intellect, pursuing truth and developing the values necessary to contribute to a peaceful and just society.

Nestled high in the cloud forest of Costa Rica, our school was founded in 1951 by Quaker families who left the United States in search of a non-militaristic society. Due to our strong ethics, curriculum and dedication of the community, the school has successfully grown to more than 100 students who represent Quaker, Costa Rican, and international communities. The school has evolved and thrived in this multicultural environment, rich in biodiversity, for over 60 years.

Join us for the opportunity of a lifetime! We offer….

  • Education guided by Quaker values
  • Strong bilingual curriculum
  • Small Spanish as a Second Language classes
  • High academic standards and caring individual support
  • Quality education with transferable credits
  • Rich cultural immersion in a Costa Rican home-stay
  • Many opportunities to make lasting friendships
  • Living in the midst of a pristine cloud forest and wildlife
  • Engaging opportunities for growth

Here’s what some have said about our school…

“The confidence and dedication exhibited by the students across the board here are a testimony to the learning that goes on at MFS. I couldn’t be more grateful to MFS for equipping me with the tools I need to live a happy life.” Daniel Vargas Cambronero, Class of 2009

“I have attended several schools both here and abroad. Of all of them, Monteverde Friends School is the best. Nothing compares to the level of education I have received and I have learned values here that have helped me to grow as a person.” Pamela Madriz Olivares, Class of 2012

“All your efforts to provide, not only a great academic school, but also one that allows students the opportunity to grow and mature in their abilities and self-esteem, are a precious gift to each student that attends.” Dee Sales, Parent of an International Student.

Find out more about us at Please contact us for a student application package and with any questions you may have.