Crossing Cultures – Sharing Stories

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Corona Virus Threat in the Philippines

By |2020-02-17T16:24:18+00:00February 17th, 2020|Crossing Cultures - Sharing Stories|

Compiled by Boni Quirog from the Bohol Quaker worship group, with reports from CNN Philippines. 7 February 2020 – As of this writing, there are already 215 persons being watched within the Philippines for being suspected of Corona Virus infection; 7 of these are in Bohol. But wait, being a PUI (person under investigation) does [...]

Part II: Sustaining Friendly Connections

By |2019-11-04T09:55:55+00:00November 4th, 2019|Crossing Cultures - Sharing Stories, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

FWCC Central Executive Committee 2019

By |2019-08-13T16:29:13+00:00August 13th, 2019|Crossing Cultures - Sharing Stories, Recent AWPS achievements, Recent Events|

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 [...]

Response from AWPS to terror attacks in Christchurch mosques

By |2019-03-19T11:16:00+00:00March 19th, 2019|Crossing Cultures - Sharing Stories, Recent Events|

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

By |2018-12-24T08:11:16+00:00December 22nd, 2018|Crossing Cultures - Sharing Stories, Recent Events|

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 [...]

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

By |2018-12-06T11:46:08+00:00December 6th, 2018|Crossing Cultures - Sharing Stories, Epistles and Reports|

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 [...]