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QUNO Series on Faith and Climate

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The Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) welcomes interfaith friends from around the world to learn, discuss, and explore climate action in a series of online discussions – during the time that should have been the run up to COP26. We welcome members from different religious communities, alongside scientists and policymakers, to meet and share their visions for faith-based climate action in the year ahead.

Join either or both of these sessions:

Hope for Healing Our World

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Registration is now open to Friends Everywhere for

Colorado Regional Gathering Fall Gathering
November 6-8, 2020
Hope for Healing the World: Our Experiences during the Pandemic.

Our keynote speaker, John Calvi, will share his experiences during these challenging times, both personally and from being with others. Check out his books:

Election Night Vigils – Online

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Is the Election stressing you out?
Do you need to spend some time with other Quakers to hold our future as Americans in the light?
Join us in an informal vigil online – for any Friends who wish to join.

Election Night Vigil – Hosted by Apple Seed Friends Meeting
(more worship vigils below)

Nov 3, 2020
Starting at:
6:00 PM Pacific = 7:00 PM Mountain

QWFO - Reunión en Español

Quaker Worship and Fellowship Online

Reunión de adoración y convivencia en línea y español
Online Meeting for Worship and Fellowship in Spanish


Quinto día / Jueves
Fifth Days / Thursdays

Treinta minutos de adoración, comenzando:
5:00 PM Pacífico = 6:00 PM Mountaña = 7:00 PM Centro
Thirty minutes of worship, beginning:
5:00 PM Pacific = 6:00 PM Mountain = 7:00 PM Central

The Weeping Time

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Friends,

Steve and I have just attended "The Weeping Time", a discussion about an incident in which 436 Black humans were sold for over $303,000 in Savannah, Georgia.

Included was a restorative justice presentation by Pastor Charlie McCallie that was very powerful spiritually and practically. This was part of The Lived Black Experience series sponsored by the Murdoch Center to educate White people. This series is changing my life and “The Weeping Time” is now my favorite.

The Boys Who Said NO!

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The Boys Who Said NO!, a film I helped produce, is being shown as part of the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) this week. The film tells the story of the draft resistance movement during the Vietnam War. I'm delighted with how well it came together. It's inspiring.

If you're interested in watching the film, it can be watched any time on Sunday, October 25, 2020.

Quakers and Changes

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When we contemplate the future of Friends, I think of all the changes we have made through the centuries since George Fox cornered Margaret Fell and queried, “What canst THOU say?”

That was a monumental change from religion as usual. Not “the Holy Book,” not the Priests or even the Prophets of old, but…THOU. And even then, thou might change thy understanding, because of continuing revelation, and thus what thou sayest might change!

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