Category Archives: 6 Witness and Service

vigils, demonstrations, Friends’ school activities, peace awards, etc.

Interchange – Summer 2008 – Gunpowder

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Last winter, Gunpowder Friends engaged in an extended conversation about the meaning of membership in a Quaker Meeting. We reflected and commented on the proposed voices, advices, and queries by the BYM Faith and Practice Revision Committee; we held a … Continue reading

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Interchange – Summer 2008 – Deer Creek

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Our adult first day school gatherings were enriched this winter and early spring by a variety of visitors and discussions. In January Sam Trueblood came from his home in Pennsylvania to give his annual and always anticipated series of Bible … Continue reading

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Interchange – Summer 2008 – Annapolis

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Annapolis Friends continue to meet regularly to develop a peace and justice center. A group met with the local Boys and Girls Club and we hope to bring the Help Increase the Peace Program to them next summer with the … Continue reading

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Interchange – Spring 2008 – York

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Our Meeting has been blessed with several gifts from members and attenders. Pat Long has answered the call from the Peace and Social Concerns Committee of BYM in writing letters, often in the name of the Meeting, to our Congressional … Continue reading

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Interchange – Spring 2008 – Valley

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Valley Friends celebrated the planting of our peace pole, with a community reception that included children’s activities, reading of peace prayers by representatives of those whose language was included on the pole, music, food and fellowship. It was truly uplifting … Continue reading

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Interchange – 2008 – Peace Call – Richmond

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The peacemaking activities of the Peace and Social Concerns Committee of Richmond Friends Meeting bear witness to a range of local, regional, and national concerns. On the second Saturday of every month, we lead a silent “Take a Second for … Continue reading

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Interchange – Spring 2008 – Richmond

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With one year ending and another beginning, it is hard not to acknowledge some nitty gritty accomplishments: adoption of another carefully considered budget, a roster of full committees and service opportunities, and new clerks learning the worshipful ways of Quaker … Continue reading

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Interchange – 2008 – Peace Call – Maury River

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Our Peace & Justice Committee organized a “Community Gathering at the Crossroads” in the fall. A desire for education on the historical circumstances behind the war in Iraq emerged from that gathering, and a roundtable discussion of “Experiences of Islam” … Continue reading

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Interchange – Spring 2008 – Little Falls

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In November, George and Tracey Waite organized a Vietnamese dinner at Little Falls to benefit Operation Smile, a non-profit organization that supports and provides medical services, equipment and treatment for children with facial deformities. A number of members of the … Continue reading

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Interchange – 2008 – Peace Call – Langley Hill

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Langley Hill Friends have listened with care to the message from the Yearly Meeting Peace and Social Concerns Committee. A special Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Peace was held in October. It was an extension of our regular … Continue reading

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