Job Opening at Ramallah Friends School in Palestine

Friends United Meeting has created a new field staff position titled “Ramallah Quaker Life Coordinator.” This long-term field staff position, to be filled by a mature Quaker Christian, will coordinate the ethics curriculum across all grade levels, support teachers of the Christianity curriculum, and facilitate a deepening understanding and practice of Quakerism throughout the whole school, among other responsibilities. The school is located in the Palestinian city of Ramallah, 6 miles north of Jerusalem on the West Bank.

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Or contact Eden Grace, FUM Director of Global Ministries, by email at edeng@fum.org, or by phone at (765) 962-7573.

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Introducing QuakerBooks & More

From FGC:

FGC’s bookstore is now “QuakerBooks & More”.  As we endeavor to make QuakerBooks & More more financially stable, we are adding products that “make life better” by being sustainably sourced, using little or no energy, and respecting and supporting the natural world while supporting the enjoyment of a more simple, natural lifestyle. At the moment, these include blank journals and greeting cards. More will be added.

View Positively Green greeting cards

View blank journals

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Books on extraordinary women and girls for Quaker children & young adults

For Women’s History Month, FGC’s book store, QuakerBooks & More, is highlighting books on extraordinary women and girls, written for children and young adults.

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FGC/FWCC videos and curricula available

From Friends World Committee for Consultation

QuakerSpeak Videos and Curricula

We are pleased to present all five of the 2016 videos produced in partnership between QuakerSpeak and FWCC Section of the Americas, all collected in one place along with their religious education curricula! Now it is easier than ever to use these videos in your meeting or church, or to share with seekers you know.

If you do use these videos, or share them on social media, please take this quick survey to let us know your feedback. This will help us plan for any future content we produce!

The 5 topics are:
Listening in tongues
How many Quakers are there in the world?
Top 10 reasons I am a Quaker
How do Quakers approach sustainability work?
Are you a Quaker?

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Do you do Quaker religious education? Gathering Aug 18-20, 2017 in Richmond, Ind.

QREC is a grassroots network of Friends holding a sense of stewardship for life-long Quaker faith formation through religious education. We include Friends from all branches of our international Quaker family. We welcome all Friends involved in religious education: First Day School teachers, Adult Religious Education facilitators, religious education committee members, parents, caregivers and others. Join us in forming a community of practice to share resources, skills, gifts, questions and insights, and to support each other in the ministry of Quaker faith formation.

The 4th Annual Gathering of the Quaker Religious Education Collaborative (QREC) is set for August 18th through 20th, 2017, at Quaker Hill Conference Center in Richmond, Indiana.

Visit the QREC website to learn more and download a flyer

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Right Sharing of World Resources 50-year jubilee April 22, 2017 in Indianapolis

All are invited to the Right Sharing of World Resources Jubilee on April 22, 2017, at Indianapolis First Friends for a joyful remembrance of our first 50 years of working together to share God’s abundance.

The celebration will begin at 5 PM and will feature an international dinner, clerk of the board Bruce Birchard (former general secretary of FGC) as MC, and a keynote address from Colin Saxton, FUM General Secretary and first clerk of the RSWR board.

For details and to RSVP by April 1, visit www.rswr.org/celebrate.

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Job opening: FGC Communications & Administrative Associate

Like working in social media? Have experience with websites? Know graphic design? Want to help develop a brand? Check out this new position for a Communications and Administrative Associate at FGC.

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FGC on-line retreat begins March 26, 2017

Deepen your spiritual life with Friends General Conference in 2017. Our Spiritual Deepening Program eRetreats invite newcomers and Friends to build an online spiritual community through an 8-week exploration of Quaker thought and practice. The next Spiritual Deepening eRetreat, Silence & Light, begins March 26th, 2017.

Information & Registration

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New York Yearly Meeting rejects the politics of division

On February 17th, 2017, New York Yearly Meeting issued a press release addressing the current climate of division that has descended upon the United States.

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QuakerBooks offers 20 Books for 20 Bucks

In honor of “Holy Experiment Day” (yes, it’s a real holiday on March 4), QuakerBooks is offering a special promotion for individual Friends and Quaker meetings to grow their Quaker libraries and spirits for a great price – the 20 Books for 20 Bucks promotion! From now until March 31st, 2017, Friends can buy a set of 20 exceptional QuakerPress titles for a dollar per book plus shipping.

Go to QuakerBooks.org

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