FLGBTQC – Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns 

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Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns (FLGBTQC) is a Quaker faith community within the Religious Society of Friends. FLGBTQC deeply honors, affirms, and upholds that of God in all people. We seek to know that of God within ourselves and others. We seek to express God’s truth in the Quaker and in the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual/transgender… Continue reading FLGBTQC – Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns 

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

Standing Against the Kinder Morgan Pipeline

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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.

Synthetic Biology – Further Reading

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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 Synthetic Biology – Further Reading

Fall Retreat at the Quaker Meeting House, October 29 2016

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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 Fall Retreat at the Quaker Meeting House, October 29 2016

Synthetic Biology Seminars Oct 30 and Nov 16

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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 Synthetic Biology Seminars Oct 30 and Nov 16