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
On November 19, 2016, some Vancouver Monthly Meeting Friends gathered for the “Stop Kinder Morgan – No Consent. No Pipeline” march and rally. Prior to this event, we also participated in the pre-rally multi-faith fellowship and communion service held at the Spirit of Life Lutheran Church.
OUR FUTURE, NATURE’S FUTURE, AND SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY (Handout for the Synthetic Biology seminars by Fred Bass, Oct 30, 2016) Definition of synthetic biology: Synthetic biology goes beyond transferring genes from one organism to another (genetic engineering) to using a variety of biological and technical strategies to create new organisms and biological components that are not found… Continue reading
Saturday, October 29, 2016 • 10am to 3pm THEME Quakers living in modern times PROGRAMME Morning session • 10 am to 12 noon The morning session looks at aspects of Quakerism applied to modern times. Tim Bartoo will introduce the topic. Participants are invited to think about how this theme relates to their own lives. There will be… Continue reading
OUR FUTURE, NATURE’S FUTURE, AND SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY Fred Bass, MD, MSci, DSci will offer an introduction to synthetic biology and related issues, followed by discussion with the audience. Given the accelerating investment, research, and development of synthetic biology; its profound capacity to change life by manipulating genetic structures and processes; and its great potential for… Continue reading
Friends World Committee for Consultation is calling Quakers from every branch and all over the globe to celebrate World Quaker Day on Sunday, October 2th, 2016. World Quaker Day is a time for Quaker Churches and Meetings to remember our shared history and traditions and unite in prayer and thanksgiving for the wider Society of… Continue reading
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
The Refugee Committee is hosting a drop-in for those who wish to practice speaking English, at the meeting house, all the Tuesday evenings in May 2016, from 7pm to 9pm. There is no charge, and all are welcome.