For this Gathering, Quakers ages 13-35 will spend time together 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.
Young Friends at the 2017 Gathering
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.
You can find the schedule and business agenda on the WHYM 2018 page on the business side of our site. (Note that you will need to login into the business section, or create an account, to see that page).
Quaker Earthcare Witness is working to bring together a coalition of changemakers of African descent who are working on the issue of water, and has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help make this happen.
The Coalition will gather in person for a special meeting at U.N. Headquarters in July with other movement leaders to learn together, share resources, and foster collaboration as part of the U.N. Decade for People of African Descent and the International Decade for Action – Water for Sustainable Development.
The Friends Historical Association is devoted to the study, preservation and publication of material relating to the history of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Founded in Philadelphia in 1873, FHA has become an organization that is international in membership and interests and which anyone, Friend or not, is invited to join. The Annual Meeting in the Fall, and a historical pilgrimage in the Spring to an area associated with the history of Quakerism are important activities of the Association. The Association publishes the American journal Quaker History twice a year.
About Quaker History:
Quaker History is the official journal of the Friends Historical Association. Published semi-annually in the Fall and Spring, Quaker History consists of articles on all aspects of the history of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). The journal also contains reviews of current scholarship and an annual annotated bibliography of new publications in the field. In addition to its print run, Quaker History is available online through JSTOR and Project Muse.
Duties and responsibilities:
Upholds the mission and scope of the journal
Develops and maintains the quality of the intellectual content of the journal
Seeks out and solicits manuscripts for inclusion that provide new, original and important contributions to the field
Oversees the review process to ensure it is timely, fair, and thorough
Consults with the journal’s Book Review Editor
Works with contract designer and a part-time FHA Office Manager who assist with publication duties
Periodically attends (in person or by phone/video) meetings of the FHA Board of Directors
Experience and knowledge in the field of Quaker history
Experience in conducting research and writing historical narratives
Editing experience in publishing or journalism
Ability to quickly edit articles for content, grammar, and style and to work with writers to ensure content meets high editorial standards
Experience with academic style manuals
Excellent oral and written communications skills
Technical capacity to work in an electronic environment
Ability to delegate
Strong organizational skills
Ability to set and meet firm deadlines
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment
Please send the following documents via email in Word or PDF format to John Anderies, chair of the Quaker History editorial search committee: firstname.lastname@example.org:
Cover letter outlining the qualifications, experience, and skills you possess to do this job
Copy of your resume
Names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of two professional references