November 2017 Newsletter-New England Quakers
Excerpt from Noah Merrill's opening passage:
And so this week I'm grateful in the way that grief is grateful, acknowledging grief's inextricable connection to love—both the love we have lived, and the love we have longed for.
I'm grateful like the river, that rises from the rain and the falling streams and the unseen springs—always changing—every moment a renewal on its way to the distant, promised sea.
I'm grateful like the fallen windswept leaves—moldering to must and soil—each one bearing the unshakeable memory of unfurling in the warm spring sunlight.
I'm grateful as Life is grateful, ceaselessly giving itself up that it might be born anew.
Highlights from the Newsletter (full text):
- Deepen your engagement for racial justice
- Join the Discussion: Fit for Freedom, Not for Friendship
- Help shape Faith and Practice
- Supporting immigrants, promoting peace between Israel & Palestine
- New Video: How I told my meeting I was transgender
- Alternatives to Violence Project gathers in Nepal
- Wanted: Your response to this survey!
- Reflection on Quaker Education Conference at Moses Brown