Young Friends Worldwide for Climate Action, Peace and Justice summary Statment from workshop 4 – Simplicity October 10th, 2020 Young Friends Worldwide for Climate Action, Peace, and Justice This was the fourth session of the Young Friends Worldwide for Climate Action, Peace, and Justice Online Workshop Series. This time, we explored simplicity, and how it … Read more…

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World Quaker Day, 2020

Thank you to those who shared their highlights from World Quaker Day 2020. Although many of us could not be together physically this year, it was a joy to join the three of the FWCC section online worships and to read your reports in the days since. Our theme this year was What does it mean … Read more…

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Friends World Committee for Consultation is sad to report the passing of our former Clerk, Ramón A. González Longoria Escalona of Cuba Yearly Meeting.

As a young pastor newly graduated from the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Matanzas,Ramón traveled among Young Friends in Europe under FWCC’s auspices. He then attended the1988 Triennial in Japan, beginning his long service to FWCC. He attended multiple Triennials,and served on the Interim Committee (1994-2000), the International Planning Committee fortriennials and the 2012 World Conference … Read more…

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Quaker Conversations 5: Speaking Truth to Power during a Pandemic: A Quaker Scientists’ Reflections

Saturday, 7th November 2020 In partnership with FWCC Section of the Americas, we will be exploring ‘Speaking Truth to Power during a Pandemic: A Quaker Scientist’s Reflections’ for the fifth session of Quaker Conversations. We will hear from Gray Handley, a Quaker scientist in the US, who has worked around the world in infectious diseases and meet … Read more…

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Quaker Conversations 4: Quaker Advocacy: Peace, People, Planet

Saturday 17th October 2020 Session four will explore Quaker Advocacy with speakers from two Quaker organizations, Quaker Council on European Affairs (QCEA) and Friends Committee on National Legislation, supporting Quaker values through political advocacy. We will be exploring Friends’ prophetic witness that is often at odds with political life and asking what are the Quaker-shaped … Read more…

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Young Friends Worldwide for Climate Action, Peace and Justice summary Statment from workshop 3 – Peace

September 26th September 2020 Young Friends Worldwide for Climate Action, Peace, and Justice This was the third session of the Young Friends Worldwide for Climate, Peace, and Justice Workshop Series. We explored the Quaker testimony of Peace in relation to climate action and justice. There was a visible feeling of togetherness and strengthening of the … Read more…

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On behalf of Quakers around the world, FWCC signed a letter along with 858 signatures to appeal to the Human Rights Council to recognize, without delay, the right to a ”safe, clean, healthy, and sustainable environment” for all.

On behalf of Quakers around the world, FWCC signed a letter along with 858 signatures to appeal to the Human Rights Council to recognize, without delay, the right to a ”safe, clean, healthy, and sustainable environment” for all. The 45th session of the Human Rights Council began on 14 September and lasts until 7 October 2020. The Human … Read more…

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The Time is Now: Re-commit to Peace

A shared statement by peacebuilding organizations International Day of Peace, 21 September 2020 Monday 21st of September marks International Day of Peace in 2020. This year, FWCC, along with QUNO, along with over 170 peacebuilding organizations have signed a shared statement which calls on governments to continue to take the following steps:   Mainstream peace in the response … Read more…

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Young Friends Worldwide for Climate Action, Peace and Justice Summary Statement from Workshop 2 – Equality

September 12th, 2020 Young Friends Worldwide for Climate Action, Peace, and Justice This statement reflects the second online meeting of the Young Friends Worldwide for Climate Action, Peace, and Justice series, which focused on the testimony of equality. We heard from two Friends. Firstly, Zenaida, based in the United States and working with the Quaker … Read more…

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Young Friends Worldwide for Climate Action, Peace and Justice Summary Statement from Workshop 1 – Truth

This statement reflects the first online meeting of the Young Friends Worldwide for Climate Action, Peace, and Justice series, which focused on the testimony of Truth.  The session started with Detmer Kremer, who works at the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO), sharing difficulties with truth as he grew up non-religiously in a religious village. Competing … Read more…

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