World Quaker Day is coming up this coming Sunday 4th October. Join Friends from around the Asia West Pacific Section in a conversation with Jonathan Woolley and Lindsey Fielder Cook from the Quaker United Nations Office. Read about this in the latest newsletter.
Humankind. A Hopeful History Rutger Bregman. Bloomsbury Publishing. London. 2020. p. 463. $ 32-99 ISBN TPB 978-1-4088-9894-9 A review by Reg Naulty, Canberra Quaker Meeting, Australia In this book, Rutger Bregman presents scientific evidence showing that a more realistic and positive view of human nature than is commonly held, is reasonable. For example, many environmentalists see [...]
Read about plans for a Webinar with QUNO Geneva staff on World Quaker Day, Sunday October 4th in the AWPS newsletter that is available from this link.
The AWPS September 2020 E Newsletter now available
What does it mean to be a Quaker today? Living into a Faithful Life in a Changing World World Quaker Day 2020 – save the date and time AWPS Webinar – A Conversation with Quaker United Nations Organisation (QUNO) Geneva The Asia West Pacific Section Committee would like to invite you to participate in a [...]
Responses to Questions from Module 2 of Woodbrooke/AWPS Study Program Equality Early Quakers argued that "God might teach, transform and speak through any person" but that the person needed salvation first. This appears to conflict with Fox's injunction to "walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone". Is there a conflict between [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]