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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 [...]


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

September E News

World Quaker Day 2019 – Sunday October 6 SUSTAINABILITY: PLANTING SEEDS OF RENEWAL FOR THE WORLD WE LOVE Sustainability – Planting Seeds of Renewal for the World we love. サステナビリティ:我々の愛するこの世界に再生の種を植えよう Paglungtad: pagtisuk sa binhi sa kabag-ohan alang sa gihigugma tang kalibutan वैश्विक स्थायित्व: जिस विश्व से हम प्रेम करते हैं, उसके नवजीवन के बीज बोना [...]

Text of August E News

Text of E News August 2019 This is the Central Executive Committee of FWCC at Camp NeeKauNees, a Quaker camp under the care of Canadian Yearly Meeting near Waubaushene, Ontario. CEC Meeting The Central Executive Committee of Friends World Committee for consultation meets face to face once a year.  Read my report on this meeting [...]

By |2019-08-17T16:19:23+00:00August 17th, 2019|Newsletters - Recent|0 Comments

2019 Quaker lectures

Aotearoa/New Zealand Quaker Lecture 2019 - CRIME and PUNISHMENT - Terry Waite Terry Waite, British humanitarian and former hostage for nearly five years, talks about prison reform and rehabilitation. As a member of the Archbishop of Canterbury's private staff he was successful in aiding the freedom of hostages in Lebanon, Iran and Libya. It was while [...]

By |2019-08-13T19:18:08+00:00August 13th, 2019|Educational Materials|0 Comments

Woodbrooke course on Eldership and Oversight

Eldership and Oversight: an online course offered by Woodbrooke, Birmingham, UK. The course will help any Quaker serving in eldership / oversight / pastoral care to become more aware and confident in their role – whether learning at the start of an appointment or developing their knowledge and skills. There are still places for the [...]

By |2019-08-13T19:08:42+00:00August 13th, 2019|Educational Materials, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

FWCC Central Executive Committee 2019

Central Executive Committee (CEC), Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC)  Toronto, Canada. June 2019 Report by Ronis Chapman, Asia West Pacific Section Secretary.  FWCC is registered as a charity in the U.K. and the Board of Trustees of the charity is made up of Friends from around the world. In the Quaker world the Board is [...]

Newsletter 104 – April 2019

Making Friendly Connections When Friends in the Australia-West Pacific Section spend time together – in person and online – we discover more about who we are We are Friends in Christ Download full Newsletter - ENGLISH Download full Newsletter - HINDI

By |2019-07-06T17:20:41+00:00July 6th, 2019|Newsletters - Recent|Comments Off on Newsletter 104 – April 2019

How have I been affected by FWCC? Lorraine Thomson, Canberra Australia Yearly Meeting

When I was asked to write about how I have been affected by FWCC related activities,  I was puzzled. What could I say? I haven't travelled with FWCC, I haven't served on any committees, I have been pretty much focused on my local Canberra Meeting. Yet it soon struck me that my horizons have been [...]

By |2019-04-22T08:43:44+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Crossing Cultures - Sharing Stories|0 Comments