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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
As Quakers we seek a world without war. We seek a sustainable and just community. We have a vision of an Australia that upholds human rights and builds peace internationally, with particular focus on our region. In our approach to government we will promote the importance of dialogue, of listening and of seeking that of [...]
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 [...]
contributed by Anna Baker Anna lives in Birmingham, England and is a member of Selly Oak Quaker meeting. However she has family in Canberra and visits often and is getting to know Canberra Quakers. […]
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: [...]