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Discussion on War Tax Resistance


Many Friends are concerned about the 50% of our tax dollars going to fund "Forever Wars" and preparation for nuclear war with China and Russia. To continue the endless wars our government needs young people to fight these wars and the tax dollars to fund these wars from the rest of us. Can we continue to pray for peace and pay for war? 

Retrospective Justice


The Future: A Proposed Plan of Action for Friends –
Education and Retrospective Justice

Monday, May 17, 2021
90 minutes starting at
7:30 PM Pacific = 8:30 PM Mountain

Discussion of an excerpt from:
Race Systemic Violence, and Retrospective Justice:
An African-American Quaker Scholar-Activist Challenges Conventional Narratives,
p. 20-31
by Harold D. Weaver, Jr.

Please join us for this reading and discussion. This event welcomes and is open to all.

Prosaic Prompts to Presence


Dear Friends,

I began recently doing a short breathing meditation each time I get in the truck to go to our pasture, or to town or where ever. Just sit and breathe in the silence and connect with the light within before putting the key in the ignition. Sometimes I still feel the "hurry up" notion. Other times it seems the light holds its own. Rarely does this last more than a few minutes; it does happen.

Las Cruces Friends on StoryCorps


Dear Friends,

Our local community radio station produced a 5-minute interview of Tim and me reading my Dad's letters from CPS camp [Civilian Public Service camp] in the 1940s. The segment actually begins with me reading a bit of the interview that Friends Bulletin did with my Dad. The editor at the radio station did a good job creating a 5-minute piece about CPS and to promote Military Voices.

FWCC Hiring


Dear Friends,

Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) has re-opened the search for its next General Secretary. We ran a search in recent months that produced an excellent group of candidates, and due to circumstances beyond our control, we need to open the search again. We invite any interested Friends from anywhere in the world to apply for this spiritual leadership and administrative position.

Three New Quaker Resources for Sustainability


This month, The Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) shares three new resources related to sustainability. We hope they will provide you with inspiration and some new ideas to take action.

Loughborough Quakers Sustainability Handbook

Quakers in Loughborough, UK, have published a handbook advising Friends on lifestyle changes they can make to live more sustainably. See what sustainable living might look like.


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