Epistles and Reports

Kia ora koutou no Aotearoa

By |2023-01-05T16:33:20+11:00June 10th, 2021|Climate Change and Sustainability, Crossing Cultures - Sharing Stories, Epistles and Reports|

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 [...]

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

By |2023-01-05T16:33:24+11:00May 10th, 2021|Educational Materials, Epistles and Reports, Recent Events, Uncategorized|

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

By |2023-01-05T16:33:27+11:00March 31st, 2021|Crossing Cultures - Sharing Stories, Epistles and Reports, Recent Events|

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 [...]

A Review of Human Kind – Rutger Bregman

By |2023-01-05T16:33:35+11:00September 23rd, 2020|Educational Materials, Epistles and Reports|

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 [...]

Australia Yearly Meeting calls for applications for an AWPS visitor to their Yearly Meeting 2021

By |2023-01-05T16:33:40+11:00May 16th, 2020|Companian Meetings, Epistles and Reports, Quakers in the News, Recent Events|

Invitation to Australia Yearly Meeting, July 2021 Australian Friends gather each year for their Yearly Meeting for Worship for Business. Also, for learning, sharing and living in Quaker community for a week.  Each year we invite a Friend, known as our Visiting Friend, from the Asia-West Pacific Section of FWCC. The intention of the Friend’s [...]

Would you like to work for the Asia West Pacific Section(AWPS) of FWCC?

By |2023-01-05T16:33:45+11:00March 16th, 2020|Epistles and Reports, Quakers in the News, Upcoming Events|

Expressions of interest are invited from members of the Religious Society of Friends for the position of Secretary to the Asia-West Pacific Section (AWPS) of the Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC). The Secretary carries forward the work of the Section, in consultation with the Section Committee. The role involves maintaining a small office, attending [...]

Visit to Friends School Tokyo November 2018: M Searle & R Chapman

By |2023-01-05T16:34:03+11:00December 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 [...]

AWPS Gathering Hong Kong September 12 – 16 2018

By |2023-01-05T16:34:05+11:00October 25th, 2018|Epistles and Reports, Recent Events|

  Gathering Epistle September 2018 Dear Friends, Greetings to Friends everywhere from a warm hilltop with magnificent views in Hong Kong. Between the 12thand 16thSeptember 2018, thirty-five Friends from the Section of the Asia West Pacific Region gathered on Cheung Chau Island, Hong Kong. The group came together as a community, mindful of the great [...]

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