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2022 Calls to the Annual Sessions [The following texts were abridged from the originals, which are available at: https://westernfriend.org/calls-annual-sessions-2022 ]

Issue: On Place (May 2022)

Calls to the Annual Sessions 2022 [The following texts were abridged from the originals, which are available at: https://westernfriend.org/calls-annual-sessions-2022 ]

Issue: On Alternatives (March 2022)

Calls to Annual Sessions 2021 Dear Friends: Please join us at the virtual gathering of Intermountain Yearly Meeting, from June 16-20, 2021. We look forward to implementing many of the skills and lessons that we have learned over the last year, to create a Spirit-led time for all Friends and others who join us. We have learned that a virtual platform can be more accessible for those who live at a distance. On the other hand, it can make access difficult for those without adequate computer equipment. Friends have commented that they found a surprising depth of worship in many of the sessions, and a deepening connection, both with Spirit and with other Friends.

Issue: On Relevance (March 2021)

This Is the Work I am a twenty-year veteran teacher. Iā€™ve always taught the littlest ones ā€“ first grade, kindergarten, and preschool for four-year-olds, otherwise known as early childhood education or ECE. I teach ECE today in a predominantly black district ā€“ Denver Pubic Schools ā€“ at Hallett Academy, where 99% of the students are black.

Issue: On Rules (November 2020)

Calls to the Annual Sessions 2020 June 14-21, 2020; Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO

Issue: On Art (March 2020)

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