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3 days ago

Halifax Quakers

ATLANTIC FRIENDS GATHERING was a great success, held over Victoria Day Weekend at Camp Geddie, near Merigomish on the Northumberland Strait. About 40 Friends from age 4 to 84 met to share fellowship, worship, and informational sessions. The theme was "Moving from Faith to Action through Creative Arts." Special Interest Groups were held re: The Arts in Prison, Contemplative Photography, Creative Writing, Meeting for Readings, and many other topics. Good food, Rousing singing, story-telling, and Family Night skits and music added to pleasure of the weekend. ... See MoreSee Less

ATLANTIC FRIENDS GATHERING was a great success, held over Victoria Day Weekend at Camp Geddie, near Merigomish on the Northumberland Strait. About 40 Friends from age 4 to 84 met to share fellowship, worship, and informational sessions. The theme was Moving from Faith to Action through  Creative Arts.  Special Interest Groups were held re: The Arts in Prison, Contemplative Photography, Creative Writing, Meeting for Readings, and many other topics. Good food, Rousing singing, story-telling, and Family Night skits and music added to pleasure of the weekend.

3 days ago

Halifax Quakers

John Cousins discussed his new book, New London:the Lost Colony, about a settlement of Quakers on the North Shore of PEI, which build a thriving village in the late 1700s, which lasted a decade, and why the colony was eventually abandoned. Quakers from Halifax, Annapolis Valley and PEI attended to hear this fascinating account of early history. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Halifax Quakers

To all Friends:
Halifax Meeting for Worship is cancelled for Sunday, May 21, because the Bluenose Marathon is taking place and Francklyn St. where our Mereting is held at Atlantic School of Theology, will be closed to traffic that morning.
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2 weeks ago

Mylène DiPenta

Interested in LGBTQ+ food for thought as you prepare for Atlantic Friends Gathering? Or just want to hang out with Annapolis Valley Quaker Meeting? We're hosting this workshop on Tuesday, and any Halifax Quakers who were up for a field trip would be welcome to join us.
Workshop: Welcoming LGBT Seekers and Friends

Workshop: Welcoming LGBT Seekers and FriendsMay 16, 7:00pmNSCCHow can our faith community welcome seekers and Friends of all genders and sexual orientations? Join us for an evening of discussion and learning.

Mylène DiPenta will facilitate, based partly on related work they do with the Valley Youth Project, a social group supporting youth around these issues. Mylène's concern is especially for those who, like them, find their identity or orientation marginalized in our society. This includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, intersex, queer, and many more people. Although it is inadequate, sometimes the term "LGBT2IQ+" is used as a collective description. Anyone interested who is or has been connected to Quaker communities is welcome to join the conversation.

When: Tuesday, May 16, 7-9pm
Where: NSCC Kingstec Campus, Room A220, 236 Belcher St., Kentville

Topics will include:

- What does it take to go beyond an intention of acceptance, to an effective welcome? What are the unintentional things that accidentally discourage LGBT2IQ+ seekers, reducing our ability to build the beloved community and weakening our solidarity with each other?

- What are some of the barriers to the full participation of LGBT2IQ+ people in faith communities generally, and Quakers in particular? What can we do to reduce them?

- How can we as a faith community work toward a world without homophobia, transphobia, and related sexualized violence?

- How can this strengthen or weaken our struggles for peace, earth-care, decolonization, and transformative justice?

Your ideas, concerns, and questions are welcome. There will be opportunities for individual reflection, small-group conversation, and whole-group discussion. If you have never attended a Quaker meeting for worship but you are interested in this topic, please contact us -- we would love to hear from you. We can also help organize carpooling if desired. We look forward to seeing you there.
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Workshop: Welcoming LGBT Seekers and Friends

3 weeks ago

Halifax Quakers

I heard Jocelyne Tranquilla on CBC radio this morning, in an event supporting Phoenix House! Way to go, Jocelyne! ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Halifax Quakers

Wednesday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Room LI135, Patrick Power Library, Saint Mary’s University, 5946 Inglis St, Halifax
Author John Cousins will be dropping by to discuss his latest book, New London: The Lost Dream, the Quaker Settlement on PEI's North Shore 1773-1795, shortlisted for the 2017 Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing.
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1 month ago

Halifax Quakers

Author John Cousins will give readings and do book signings of his historical account of a Quaker settlement on PEI in 1773-1795. You are invited to the book reading to be held Wednesday May 17th at the St. Mary's University Library, Room 135, at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Halifax Friends Meeting (Quakers). ... See MoreSee Less

Author John Cousins will give readings and do book signings of his historical account of a Quaker settlement on PEI in 1773-1795. You are invited to the book reading to be held Wednesday May 17th at the St. Marys University Library, Room 135, at 7 p.m.  Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Halifax Friends Meeting (Quakers).

1 month ago

Halifax Quakers

Sylvia's centrepieces at Meeting for Worship in Halifax ... See MoreSee Less

Sylvias centrepieces at Meeting for Worship in Halifax

4 months ago

Halifax Quakers

A most successful UN World Interfaith Harmony worship at Halifax Friends Meeting. An estimated 45 attenders, including Friends and visitors. Five Friends offered an introduction to Quakers followed by 45 minutes of stillness, broken by ministry from several Friends and visitors.A pleasant social time followed, and a Global TV newsman interviewed some participants! Go to ihhalifax.ca for more information about the Week, which runs until Feb. 7th. ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

Halifax Quakers

Halifax Friends Meeting for Worship, Sunday Jan 8 is CANCELLED due to the stormy weather.
Meeting for Worship & Business Meeting postponed to Sunday, January 15th
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