Friends General Conference

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News & Announcements

The theme for Sessions was Provoke One Another to Love. In the plenary session on Sunday morning we heard ministry from Lisa Graustein (Beacon Hill Meeting, MA) inviting us into “re-membering” connection—with ourselves, with one another, and with God. She helped us to remind one another that each of us are seen, forgiven, beloved, and needed in the work of growing into the Beloved Community. 

A four-page summary of the 5 day gathering is attached.

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“All persons deserve to pray and live without violence. Quakers (Friends) believe there is that of God in every person. This Sunday, March 17, 2019, New Haven, CT Friends are holding our Muslim communities, especially those in Christchurch, New Zealand, in the Light.”

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Calling all those with connections to Yale! Northampton Friends Vicki Elson and Tim Wallis have initiated a campaign for Yale to divest from companies manufacturing nuclear weapons and to become compliant with the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. To get a list of the relevant addresses and a model letter, contact [email protected]. For more infomation on the Treaty, the urgency of the issue, and the campaign for compliance, go to http://www.nuclearban.us 

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In the Light newsletter introduces the new Sunday childcare provider : Maria Teresa Anez Moronta.  She has just graduated with a master’s degree in clinical social work at Southern CT State University.  Her story is HERE.

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All adults (not just parents) are encouraged to feel empowered to remind kids of these norms as needed.  It is part of integrating kids fully into our community.  Please email Katie ([email protected]) if you have feedback or additional suggestions.  We'll be posting a list of norms soon, and will revisit as needed. 

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