Posts by Arwen

Reflections on the Blanket Exercise: a Gift of Communities Coming Together for Reconciliation

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On June 9th, 2018, Vancouver Monthly Meeting gathered with the Vancouver Unitarian community on unceded Musqueam and Coast Salish territory in a beautiful intergenerational Blanket Exercise. The Blanket Exercise is a teaching tool developed by KAIROS, a network of representatives from ten churches focused on ecological justice and human rights. The exercise was created in… Continue reading

Summer offerings at Ben Lomond

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Local Friends might be interested in the offerings of the Ben Lomond Quaker Center in California!   Coming up this summer: Ben Lomond Quaker Center is offering a $50 discount to both campers who register as friends (or siblings) for Quaker and Service Camp from Saturday, June 24th- Saturday, July 1st. We welcome all kids,… Continue reading

How and Why I am a Quaker

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by Margot Overington I was raised in a Catholic family with a Mom who was severely mentally and physically ill.  It was a tough upbringing, and I learned survival techniques at an early age.  I spent 17 years with an abusive mother, a disciplinarian father, and I was badly damaged by the experience.  My mother… Continue reading