Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

News & Announcements

Every year in August, at the conclusion of the gathering of Friends from around New England ("NEYM"), an "Epistle" is prepared to send to Friends everywhere.  This epistle/letter/communication seeks to capture both the practical and spiritual nature of the gathering.  Attached is the most recent epistle from NEYM and one from Cuban Quakers.

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Hearts and Hands

When we nurture connection, it's an act of resistance to the forces in our world that are trying to convince us that we are separate. Each time we affirm the underlying unity of the Spirit, this connectedness becomes more real, both within and beyond our communities of faith.  Noah Merrill

This month's Newsletter from New England Yearly Meeting includes: 

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Ministry and Counsel Committee is asking everyone to take the time to look over the 'queries' (questions) for 2017 in the attached document.  Please answer the ones that 'speak to you' about our New Haven Friends Meeting community and your own spiritual journey.

 Each year the responses are compiled to create the "state of society" report.  It will be is shared with our meeting and the wider Quaker community -  quarterly meeting and New England Yearly Meeting.

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Still There and Always There

Where have you found living water in a dry place this month?

This month's Newsletter from New England Yearly Meeting: rediscovering the springs of living water, continuing work to dismantle white supremacy and tackle Climate Change, news from AFSC, FCNL, and QUIT—and much more.

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Quaker author Michael Birkel felt that we aren't hearing the whole truth about Islam.  So he went out to discover it for himself. 

http://quakerspeak.com/reading-the-quran-as-a-quaker/

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The Encouragement of Light

The Snow Crocus: A Fable from Noah Merrill, Yearly Meeting Secretary.

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