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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

Response from AWPS to terror attacks in Christchurch mosques

Yearly Meeting Clerk Aotearoa/New Zealand Dear Lesley Young I am writing on behalf of the Asia West Pacific Section of FWCC to express our deep sadness and our support for Friends in Aotearoa/New Zealand at this very tragic time. We have heard about the deaths of people who were praying in Mosques in Christchurch – [...]

An Encounter between Quaker Mysticism and Taoism in Everyday Life by Cho-Nyon Kim

Australian Yearly Meeting 2018 Backhouse Lecture An Encounter between Quaker Mysticism and Taoism in Everyday Life by Cho-Nyon Kim Cho-Nyon Kim is a member of the Daejon, South Korea, Quaker Monthly Meeting.  In this lecture he explores his spiritual journey in the Korean religious environment, in which Confucianism, Buddhism. Taoism and Christianity have all [...]

By |2018-12-24T08:11:16+00:00December 22nd, 2018|Crossing Cultures - Sharing Stories, Recent Events|Comments Off on An Encounter between Quaker Mysticism and Taoism in Everyday Life by Cho-Nyon Kim

Farewell and Thank You Letter from Michael Wajda and Alison Levie

Thank You and Farewell - 4 November 2018 Dear Friends, We have just finished our amazing eight-week FWCC AWPS Quaker journey among you and want to tell you how enriched we have been by the whole experience. It all started in Hong Kong where 35 Friends from throughout the Asia West Pacific countries gathered for [...]

By |2018-12-06T16:02:23+00:00December 6th, 2018|Crossing Cultures - Sharing Stories|0 Comments

Visit to Friends School Tokyo November 2018: M Searle & R Chapman

We are at Friends Girls School in Tokyo, founded in the same years as Friends School, Hobart. We are spending most of our time with the English teachers who are ex-pats: American and Irish. Grammatical English is mostly taught by Japanese-speaking teachers; with the ex-pats teaching conversational English. The school has a lovely atmosphere. Everyone [...]

Travelling among Friends in Australia and New Zealand

Notes from the Road Michael Wajda and Alison Levie are from Goshen Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia YM We are in the midst of a two-month journey among Friends in Australia and New Zealand under the auspices of the Asia West Pacific Section of FWCC.  So far, we have visited eleven Quaker groups throughout Australia.  (A list [...]

By |2018-10-30T10:50:11+00:00October 30th, 2018|Crossing Cultures - Sharing Stories|0 Comments

AWPS Gathering Hong Kong September 12 – 16 2018

  Gathering Epistle September 2018 Dear Friends, Greetings to Friends everywhere from a warm hilltop with magnificent views in Hong Kong. Between the 12thand 16thSeptember 2018, thirty-five Friends from the Section of the Asia West Pacific Region gathered on Cheung Chau Island, Hong Kong. The group came together as a community, mindful of the great [...]

By |2018-11-01T17:45:51+00:00October 25th, 2018|Epistles and Reports, Recent Events|0 Comments

Newsletter 104 – April 2018

Connection – “our points of connection are the places we are most likely to find God” One of the commonest big questions that people ask is: 'What is the meaning of life?' I think they're asking the wrong question. This question presupposes that in the beginning there was a meaning and that life came about [...]

By |2018-10-30T10:50:12+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Newsletters - Recent|Comments Off on Newsletter 104 – April 2018