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

The World Quaker Day Website http://www.worldquakerday.org

has resources and ideas of how you and your church or meeting may celebrate being part of the global community of Friends.

  • Download the WQD poster
  • See the range of videos to share
  • Find out about the Loving Earth project. http://lovingearth-project.uk
  • Revisit the 2012 Kabarak call for Peace and Eco-justice and listen to it being read with music by Jon Watts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIsSSYbk1uI
  • Send your photos and reports from the day to submit@worldquakerday.org
  • If you have a video to share, please use WeTransfer to send it to submit@worldquakerday.org

 

Swarthmore Lecture  2019. Eden Grace 

‘On Earth as it is in heaven’

 

Eden Grace reflects on the theological, spiritual and biblical grounding of Friend’s witness on climate breakdown and relates experiences of people whose lives are impacted by the climate crisis. Eden asks how Quakers can act in solidarity with them, as we respond to climate emergency. She draws on our Christian tradition, the Bible and Eco Theology. Eden Grace is Global Ministries Director for Friends United Meeting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEYPX…More about the Swarthmore Lecture: https://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/swarthm…Recorded at Britain Yearly Meeting 2019, Friends House, London.

Quaker United Nations Office – QUNO

As UN Session Opens, Peacebuilders Call on Governments to move from Commitments to Action on Peace
Over 100 organizations release statement for International Day of Peace

NEW YORK, NY (September 18, 2019) Over 100 international and domestic peacebuilding organizations have joined together to release a statement  https://quno.org/timeline/2019/9/people-planet…and-peace-shared-statement-peacebuilding-organizations?emci=b2182eb1-5ed6-e911-bcd0-2818784d4349&emdi=56b3afe8-c3db-e911-b5e9-2818784d6d68&ceid=381984&utm_source=enotification  in advance of the International Day of Peace, which falls on September 21. The statement, which comes ahead of the opening of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, calls on governments and the international community to: move from commitments to action on peace in the 2030 Agenda; align crisis response with longer term prevention and peacebuilding efforts; protect and support civil society; and recommit to multilateralism as a safeguard for the most vulnerable.

“By the end of 2018, over 70 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations, and the annual global economic cost of violence now exceeds $14 trillion USD,” said Andrew Tomlinson, director of the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) in New York. “We need to redouble our collective efforts to prevent violent conflict by addressing its roots, and to structure our response to crisis in ways that support local capacities, respect human rights and align with long-term plans to build sustainable peace.”

The Quaker United Nations Office – an organization that represents Quaker concerns for global peace and justice at the United Nations – played a key role in drafting and circulating the statement. The signatories include organizations dedicated to peace from throughout the world, including faith- based groups, international development agencies, policy organizations, and others.

In friendship

Ronis Chapman

AWPS Secretary

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