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The Spiritual Roots of Quaker Ways – Woodbrooke offers study program to Friends in the Asia West Pacific Section

This is an exciting new project developed by Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre in partnership with FWCC Asia-West Pacific Section.   In this study programme, we will explore the spiritual roots of Quaker practices and concerns. When we understand the founding vision of early Friends, we can trace how the Quaker way has changed over time [...]

Australia Yearly Meeting calls for applications for an AWPS visitor to their Yearly Meeting 2021

Invitation to Australia Yearly Meeting, July 2021 Australian Friends gather each year for their Yearly Meeting for Worship for Business. Also, for learning, sharing and living in Quaker community for a week.  Each year we invite a Friend, known as our Visiting Friend, from the Asia-West Pacific Section of FWCC. The intention of the Friend’s [...]

Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) Sustainability Conference 22 February 2020

How does God call us to act?  An Online Conference with Friends Worldwide The conference was organised and hosted by the FWCC World Office in London and over 300 Friends from all over the world participated by zoom.  A group of Friends from Britain Yearly Meeting facilitated the conference, listened to the spoken ministry and [...]

Listening behind the noise: Quaker United Nations Office and the international climate change negotiations

In 2011, QUNO began attending negotiation sessions at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This included talking with civil society and diplomatic communities to explore what role, if any, it could serve in supporting the process. Encouraged on various levels—including by a diplomat calling for Quaker support, having witnessed earlier QUNO work—it [...]

Would you like to work for FWCC?

Gretchen Castle is laying down her role FWCC General Secretary after 8 years of service. Read Gretchen’s letter where she reflects on the last 8 years.   General Secretary of Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC)   Connecting Friends Around the World – The Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) has opened a global search for [...]

By |2020-03-17T15:05:27+00:00March 17th, 2020|Quakers in the News, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

Would you like to work for the Asia West Pacific Section(AWPS) of FWCC?

Expressions of interest are invited from members of the Religious Society of Friends for the position of Secretary to the Asia-West Pacific Section (AWPS) of the Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC). The Secretary carries forward the work of the Section, in consultation with the Section Committee. The role involves maintaining a small office, attending [...]

Part II: Sustaining Friendly Connections

Part 1 – making Friendly Connections was published in the April2019 Newsletter When Friends in the Asia-West Pacific Section spend time together – in person and online – how do we maintain and strengthen those friendships? 1. We organise and attend events that support and encourage each other: When I was asked to write about [...]

AUSTRALIA QUAKER PEACE AND LEGISLATION COMMITTEE ACTION ALERT: CLIMATE EMERGENCY – PACIFIC VOICES

As Quakers we seek a world without war. We seek a sustainable and just community. We have a vision of an Australia that upholds human rights and builds peace internationally, with particular focus on our region. In our approach to government we will promote the importance of dialogue, of listening and of seeking that of [...]

By |2019-09-26T15:49:41+00:00September 26th, 2019|Climate Change and Sustainability|0 Comments