Quaker Organization Events
July 2018 Events
July 24 – Forum on Solitary Confinement in the State of Maryland
Frederick Friends Meeting (Frederick, MD)
This forum is sponsored by Interfaith Action for Human Rights, Frederick Friends Meeting, and other groups and will start at 7:00pm. Rabbi Charles Feinberg, the executive director of IAHR, will moderate a panel that includes Julie Magers (Maryland Prisoner’s Rights Coalition), Wendell France (France-Booker Consulting Group, LLC), and Marcus Lilly (Maryland Prisoner’s Rights Coalition). To RSVP or for more information, go to tinyurl.com/ybjxrb87.
August 2018 Events
August 17 – 19 – Quaker Religious Education Collaborative Gathering
Powell House (Old Chatham, NY)
Join the Quaker Religious Education Collaborative for their 5th Annual Gathering. There will be a panel discussion on Religious Education in Action: Activism, Outreach, and Parenting, workshops, interest groups, and 2 nights of singing and music. For more information, including registration, go to www.quakers4re.org. The Quaker Religious Education Collaborative is a grassroots network of Friends holding a sense of stewardship for life-long Quaker Faith formation.
August 31 – September 2 – Art Camp
Friends Camp (South China, ME)
Art Camp is a weekend gathering for artists of all media and faiths to explore art as a spiritual practice in a summer camp setting. Art Camp is packed with scheduled group programming, opportunities to work individually and collaborate, and free time to enjoy what summer camp in Maine has to offer. Art Camp's fabulous staff provides creative, transformative programming that allows artists to delve deep into both their artistic and spiritual practices whilst in community. Hands-on workshops and collaborative projects allow artists to share the creative skills they have and learn new ones. Group discussions and a variety of worship experiences encourage spiritual nourishment and growth and bridge the gap between art-making and practice of faith. Many choices of summer camp activities like singing, swimming, boating, group games, and excursions in the woods bring the silly fun that makes Art Camp truly special. Most of all, we foster connections between people who believe that art and faith are inextricably linked - connections which will continue outside of Art Camp in the work we are led to do together. Open to artists of all media 18 and older: painting, video, illustration, music, performance, dance, photography, fibers, sculpture, writing. Open to artists of all spiritual backgrounds who are ready to practice Quaker values together to create intentional community. Want more info? Go to https://www.art-camp.org/2018.html to register by August 15.
September 2018 Events
October 2018 Events
October 7 - World Quaker Day
Join the Quaker family around the world in worship and celebration! FWCC invites you to join Quakers around the world on 7 October for World Quaker Day, in its 5th year. The theme, Crossing Cultures, Sharing Stories draws us into our shared experience of worship, celebrating our wonderful diversity of expression. Church to church, meeting to meeting, country to country, and section to section, we feel the power of God collecting us into a faithful family. We welcome all expressions of Quaker worship! How will you celebrate World Quaker Day? Ideas about how to work with the theme can be found on the website. Whatever you do as a worshiping community, we hope you will share this with others through FWCC. It can be very simple – a description, a poem, a short video from a mobile phone, a few photos – we will post them on this web site so that you can see what other churches and meetings were doing on the same day. We welcome your participation in World Quaker Day. We are grateful for all you bring to the Quaker world.
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