Contributed by Lainie and David Shorthouse, Canberra, Australia Yearly Meeting As we become more aware of climate change, many Friends want to take action to offset the carbon pollution related to their use of energy when travelling by car or air. We are familiar with the three-point plan for what we consume in our living: [...]
1. Walk cheerfully Walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone. Be patterns, be examples, in all nations, in all places. Let your life speak. 2. Simplicity Simplicity is the soul of the little child. Simplicity is the glow of an angel’s smile. Simplicity is the gift of the heart that is [...]
Invitation to Meeting for Worship Online Our next Meeting for Worship online will be Thursday 25 May at 5pm Australian Eastern Standard Time. Time Zones Aotearoa/New Zealand 7.00 PM Australia (NSW) 5.00 PM Australia (WA) 3.00 PM Hong Kong 3.00 PM India 12.30 PM Philippines 3.00 PM Singapore 3.00 PM South Korea 4.00 [...]
The meeting houses in which Friends in the Australia West Pacific Section worship are as varied as the places where we live. Here’s a snapshot-in-words of some of the locations where we worship in the region. And please share your own for the next edition of the newsletter! Bohol, Philippines I worship with two other [...]
I have read 381 of the Pendle Hill Pamphlets. It has taken me about 40 years or so, starting in my home meeting library (in Vermont, USA). Then when I came to Australia, I found a trove of them in the Canberra Meeting library, from the 1930s to the present, so I read through them. [...]
This video, produced by Quakerspeak, describes how Quakers are working on issues of sustainability both at the personal and global level.
Thanedar is a picture-perfect village in the foothills of the Himalaya. It’s in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, in the centre of apple orchard country. Harmony Hall, a century-old house made of hand-hewn cedar that sits in a valley of well-established orchards, lies at its heart. Harmony Hall remains the home of the [...]
World Quaker Day 2016 is on Sunday October 2. This is a day where we join with Quakers around the world to celebrate. It is a day to make contact with meetings and churches in other corners of the world. The World Quaker Day website has resources you might like to use on this [...]