Crossing Cultures – Sharing Stories

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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 [...]

Offsetting the carbon costs of travel – the why, what and how

By |2018-10-30T10:50:14+00:00September 18th, 2017|Crossing Cultures - Sharing Stories, Environmental Issues|

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: [...]