Go Palestine Summer Camp

[From the Friends United Meeting newsletter]

Go Palestine — Go Palestine is a summer camp hosted by the Ramallah Friends School, July 1-21. A few spots are reserved for American teenagers, ages 14-17. Go Palestine will include: community service in refugee camps, rebuilding Palestinian homes, olive tree planting, arts/music/dance, field trips, and much more!

Put Yourself In the Picture with Kairos

http://www.kairoscanada.org/take-action/truth-equity-reconciliation/put-yourself-in-the-picture/

As part of the KAIROS campaign for 2011-2012, Truth, Reconciliation & Equity: They Matter to Us! KAIROS invites you to put yourself in the picture and help us create a huge public witness for an equitable Canada! As Canadians we are not just observers of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s process but we are invited to be participants. We invite you and your community to join in the circle where real healing takes place. Step into action by demonstrating your commitment to being part of a better future, part of a different picture. 

We want your best photos of the people in your church, community, school, or family holding a bold sign that says “Truth, Reconciliation & Equity: They Matter to Us!” 

Deadline approaching for attending the Countering the Militarization of Youth Conference!

Application Process for being a Delegate to the Countering the Militarisation of Youth Conference

Darmstadt, Germany   June 8-10, 2012

 

If you are interested and concerned about Youth and Militarism, you may want to consider applying to be a Quaker delegate to the War Resisters International: Countering the Militarisation of Youth Conference.  First, have a look at the attached brochure about the conference.  If this seems like a calling for you, you may want to talk it over with friends, other Quaker youth, and members of your Meeting who may be interested in these issues.  Feel free to write to or call Roger Davies, coordinator of the project, at 902- 457-4351.

 

The chosen delegates will be asked to help fundraise; however, full funding is not contingent on the delegates fundraising efforts.

 

We believe this opportunity will appeal most to youth who are well prepared to engage with the issue of youth and militarism.  Two youth with a social justice background and a demonstrated interest in learning, sharing, and working for social change will be selected by the Halifax Friends Meeting PSAC Committee.  We will contact the short list of applicants for a phone interview.

 

If you would like to apply, please send this contact information and your personal responses to Roger Davies or 33 Dakin Drive, Halifax, NS  B3M 2C9   Please respond by April 30, 2012

  1.  Your name, age, contact info (email address, mailing address, and phone number)
  2. Meeting or Worship Group affiliation
  3. Involvement with Quaker Youth
  4. Please share what sorts of social justice concerns and actions you have been involved with.
  5. In what ways is Youth and Militarism an issue for you?
  6. Please share ideas about possible ways to share and act on your conference experience.
  7. Please let us know who we could contact about your Quaker involvement and commitment to social justice.  Please contact the individual first before providing us with the contact’s name and email address.

American Friends Service Committee: Serve on their Youth Advisory Council

To help AFSC’s Youth Programs Office receive meaningful input from the constituency it serves: Youth, the Director for Youth Programs seeks nominations for members to serve on the Youth Advisory Council for the upcoming term: August 1st, 2012 – August 1st 2013.  The Council will be a diverse group of up to 15 young adults (from 18 to 30 years of age).  Council members may come from any of the regions AFSC serves.  They can be AFSC staff or members of the outside community familiar with the AFSC and our mission.   

 

The Youth Advisory Council’s Mission:

We, as the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Youth Advisory Council, aim to include and highlight a diverse youth voice within the work and vision of AFSC. Overall, we want to ensure that AFSC uses the best methods and strategies in its efforts of working towards peace, justice and humanitarian service around the world for generations to come.

 

Please see www.afsc.org/yac for more detailed information about the Council.  If you know of anyone who might be a good candidate for the Council, please forward them the attached application.  If you are interested in serving on the Council yourself, please fill out the application and return it to Renata Cobbs-Fletcher, Assistant General Secretary for Integration and Impact at 

 

 

Nominations must be received by Friday, May 18th, 2012.

Canadian Yearly Meeting 2012- Registration Package Available!!!

Hey everyone! The information about Canadian Yearly Meeting this year and registration package is up! Check it out (and register!!!!) here: https://quaker.ca/Events/gathering/

And- If you want to book it by train- check out VIA rail’s discounts- Book by MAY 10th!!!! http://communications.viarail.ca/t/ViewEmail/r/27CEF28E7EF02FDF/642C1DFBC0CDAB31667CCDA886AB700A