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Religious Diversity Minute

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Minute on Diversity of Faith
Summer Montana Gathering of Friends (8/14/202)


At the 2020 Winter MGOF gathering, we came together with the intention of starting to bridge the divide Montana Friends have felt over the years about the beliefs we hold and the language we use to express our deepest spiritual experiences. We heard stories of those wounded by Christian churches in the past and stories of people who have felt judged for their Christian beliefs.

Hope in Dangerous Times

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Book Launch Party -- Tomorrow

Sunday, August 1, 2021
1:00 PM Pacific = 2:00 PM Pacific


Brent Bill is hosting a virtual book launch party for his latest book, Hope and Witness in Dangerous Times. This book grew out of a presentation he made to College Park Quarterly Meeting a couple of years ago.

What is Worship?

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Dear Friends,

I'd like to have a discussion about a question that was raised last August in Western Friend Discussion Community: "What is the 'worship'" in meeting for worship?"

The question was posed but no one responded to it. I've been thinking about that question also and would be interested in what others think is the answer. For a vital future for Quakers, the answer to this is critical, as I believe that the Meeting for Worship is what grounds us both individually and as a community, young and old.

Quaker Lobby Job in Washington State

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Quaker Voice on Washington Public Policy is looking for a part-time Legislative Advocate and Policy Analyst (lobbyist) for the 2022 legislative session in Olympia. This position will require approximately 90 hours a month during session (January through April) and 20-30 hours a month before and after session (starting October 1, 2021). Compensation is $25-30/hour, depending on experience.

Lucretia Mott Student Essay Award

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Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit papers for the “Lucretia Mott Student Essay Award.”

Submissions are due by Oct. 31, 2021.


Students are invited to submit papers that demonstrate creative analysis and/or introduce a new field of research and make an original contribution to the field of Quaker studies. An award of $200 will be granted to the winning paper. Winning paper may be recommended for publication in the journal Quaker Studies

Commemorate Hiroshima and Nagasaki Days

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Dear Friends,

We will commemorate Hiroshima Day Aug 6 and Nagasaki Day Aug 9 in 2021 with a hybrid event at the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Labs in California and on YouTube.

Livermore Labs is a major U.S. facility that is modernizing our nation’s nuclear weapons arsenal. We will remember the hundreds of thousands of people who died in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and commit ourselves to abolish all nuclear weapons from the face of the earth NEVER AGAIN!

Giving a $%&!

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At first it all feels futile. Then slowly, then quickly, I find a connection with people who give a $%&!. Then it feels great.

I agreed to help our Quaker meeting with a modest plan to gather plastics and offer them to the plastic gods. That is, I volunteered to be a drop-off place for recycling plastics. I ended up pulling a bike trailer with two rain barrels full of plastic, wearing a rainbow cowboy hat. Because community.

Fund-Raising with Mennonite Values

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Everence Development Conference

Sept. 28-30, 2021
Lancaster, Pennsylvania.


You can still qualify for the early bird rate if you register by July 30, 2021.

The conference, offered every two years, provides opportunities for leaders, staff members, and board members of charitable organizations to learn about nurturing generosity to strengthen their missions. This year, the 20 workshops will include topics like these:

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