The latest E newsletter is now out. This newsletter introduces the new AWPS Secretary Adrian Glamorgan and also gives details of the Section on line gathering to be held on July 24th and 25th. Adrian and Ronis are having a 2 month handover time. Ronis is still the Secretary for the month of July and [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Here is the last AWPS Newsletter with reflections on the Christmas Season from a number of AWPS Friends. https://mailchi.mp/ccb1c56c1c8e/christmas-messages-from-friends-around-the-region
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 [...]
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.
Humankind. A Hopeful History Rutger Bregman. Bloomsbury Publishing. London. 2020. p. 463. $ 32-99 ISBN TPB 978-1-4088-9894-9 A review by Reg Naulty, Canberra Quaker Meeting, Australia In this book, Rutger Bregman presents scientific evidence showing that a more realistic and positive view of human nature than is commonly held, is reasonable. For example, many environmentalists see [...]
Responses to Questions from Module 2 of Woodbrooke/AWPS Study Program Equality Early Quakers argued that "God might teach, transform and speak through any person" but that the person needed salvation first. This appears to conflict with Fox's injunction to "walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone". Is there a conflict between [...]
Aotearoa/New Zealand Quaker Lecture 2019 - CRIME and PUNISHMENT - Terry Waite Terry Waite, British humanitarian and former hostage for nearly five years, talks about prison reform and rehabilitation. As a member of the Archbishop of Canterbury's private staff he was successful in aiding the freedom of hostages in Lebanon, Iran and Libya. It was while [...]