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Kia ora koutou no Aotearoa

Dear Friends in Asia West Pacific Region and in other parts of the world.  When a Friend asked me to write to tell you about New Zealand’s recent Yearly Meeting, I quickly agreed.  Now I find myself apprehensive, knowing that many of you face difficult situations, whereas 88 of us here in New Zealand have [...]

Jo Vallentine – Australia Yearly Meeting FWCC Quaker Conversation #6 November 28, 2020 What Is Mine To Do?

Jo Vallentine and Gerry Yokota both spoke at the Webinar organised by the FWCC World Office in November 2020.  This is the text of Jo’s presentation. Perth Western Australia (FWCC Asia West Pacific Section) Greetings to everyone, wherever you are! Firstly, I want to acknowledge that I’m on Whadjuk-Noongar land in the south–west of Western [...]

One Quaker’s Journey in Japan – Gerry Yokota – November 28, 2020

What Is Mine To Do? One Quaker’s Journey in Japan Gerry Yokota Osaka Monthly Meeting, Japan Yearly Meeting (FWCC Asia West Pacific Section) for FWCC Quaker Conversation #6 November 28, 202   I am an American Quaker who has been living in Japan permanently since 1992. I am not a birthright Quaker. I only attended [...]

Japan Yearly Meeting Epistle November 22, 2020

To Friends Worldwide, On November 21-22, 2020, the annual gathering of Japan Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends was hosted by Tsuchiura Monthly Meeting. We took as our theme Philippians 1:9-10: "May your love grow ever richer in the power of knowing and discerning, and may you be able to discern what is [...]

FWCC Quaker Conversation : Gerry Yokota and Jo Vallentine speak on What is Mine to do?

FWCC Quaker Conversation in partnership with AWPS What is Mine to do?  Sunday 28th November 2020 Did you miss out on FWCC Quaker Conversation Number 6. Gerry Yokota from Japan and Jo Vallentine from Australia spoke beautifully about how being a Quaker is woven in to their everyday life and work and activism as they [...]

FWCC Quaker Conversations – #6 What is mine to do?

About the Quaker Conversation Webinar Series In its role of providing connective tissue, FWCC is offering a series of  Quaker Conversation sessions to any Friends who want to listen and learn and contribute to concerns important to Friends, particularly during this time of grief and reflection and, transformation. Session 6 Please join us on November [...]