7 days ago
News of Quaker Scientists: JASON HOFMAN, PH.D., was cited in the January 12 Chronicle Herald for his research study published on the Divert NS website, on the use of pet waste for compost! He found that pet waste is suitable for compost as long as it is treated with appropriate heat for a sufficient time! Whether Nova Scotia will provide appropriate treatment for pet waste is unclear. But congratulations to Jason for his useful research on the question.
JEFF DAHN, son of Ray Dahn and the late Margery Dahn of the South Shore Worship Group, physics professor at Dalhousie University, was featured in a full-page spread in th Chronicle-Herald on Monday, Jan 15. Currently Dahn is researching how to develop long-lasting batteries to power mass-market electric cars. Dahn has received many awards for his research. In 2015 he received the Governor General's Innovation Award, and in 2016 he won the Herzberg Gold Medal, Canada's top award in the sciences.
Congratulations to Jeff Dahn! ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
Halifax Quakers Meeting for Business will be postponed to Sunday, January 14, 2017. Originally scheduled for Jan. 7, it is being postponed because of the disruption of the great storm which has cut power in many households (including the clerk's!)
Meeting for Worship will be held as usual on Sunday, Jan 7, from 10:30 to 11:30 ... See MoreSee Less
Halifax Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends meets for Worship tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at the Atlantic School of Theology Library, 660 Francklyn St in South End, Halifax.
Visitors welcome. ... See MoreSee Less
Quanda Johnson is an African American studying at New York University. She spent a year in Canada studying the Underground Railroad's connection with Atlantic Canada.She wrote a musical drama, Beyond the Veil of the Sorrow Songs,which was performed in Halifax at Dalhousie with a cast of local African-Canadians. Many of us met Quanda and attended the performances of her drama. New York University is sponsoring performances of it in February, 2018, as a special event of African American History month. Quanda is raising funds to bring 6 or 8 cast members from Nova Scotia to participate in the New York performance. By donating, you will be helping to shed light, air and healing on inter-racial relations in our hemisphere. Please go to fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/the-quest-factor/campaigns/1697 to information about how to donate.
Quakers were leaders in helping African-Americans to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Friends Church in Maple Grove, MAINE, was one of the stops in helping families gain refuge in Atlantic Canada. But the effects of slavery and oppression are long-lasting and continue today. This powerful and timely drama can contribute to a healing social consciousness.
Friends Library being reorganized! Volunteers Cynthia Martin and Maida Follini spent a few hours Wednesday, Dec 13, sorting through pamphlets, magazines and books in our library area, at AST. This is the first step in upgrading our shelves. The aim is to make our really valuable collection more accessible to Friends who wish to study Quaker activities, Quaker history, Quaker faith, and Quaker service.
Anyone wishing to join in this effort will be very welcome! Please contact Maida. ... See MoreSee Less
A delightful Christmas potluck was held Sunday , Dec. 10 at Sharon MacDonald's apartment. We first held Meeting for Worship, with a spectacular view of Halifax Harbour. Following worship, Sharon and helpers set out the food, and there was lively conversation catching up with Friends,especially those we haven't seen recently. It was wonderful seeing Lee Webb, who has recovered well from a fall. she came with her daughter Betsy and grandson DeeDee. Mark Osborn came with his partner Adele. Mark brought an original painting of an early Quakers in traditional Quaker dress, which had donated to the Meeting. Ree and John Houston who have been very busy this year with the demands of work, were able to join us. The Houstons have been developing a South Shore site they have named Rose Bay Homestead, near Lunenberg, which they will rent as a get-away site for visitors. John, a specialist on Northern Communities is continuing his work filming documentaries of the North. Linda Stroud has made a wonderful recovery from her recent operation and came with Jason. Others joining us were Claire Henry, Gillian Thomas, Ed and Katherine Belzer, Donna Smyth, Mieke Eales, Corrie Douma, Roger Davies, Helen Lofgren, Sylvia Mangalam,and Maida Follini. With hostess Sharon 21 Friends attended!!! ... See MoreSee Less
Halifax Friends Meeting will hold its annual Christmas Potluck on Sunday, December 10 in Dartmouth, at Sharon MacDonald's apartment. PLEASE NOTE there will be no Meeting for Worship at Atlantic School of Theology that day. Instead, we will come to Sharon's for our Meeting for Worship, 10:0 to 11:30, followed by our potluck lunch and social time. A notice has been sent giving details. If you need more information, contact Maida at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 902-435-3784. Please bring either a main dish, a side dish (veggie, bread, salad, etc), a juice drink, or a dessert. Please mark ingredients so diners will know which is vegetarian, and which non-gluten, and which include meat/fish/eggs. Instruments, voice, songs and poems welcome! ... See MoreSee Less
Open Sky Farm in Middle Sackville is a non-profit which helps train young people to prepare for jobs. Renting their meeting room and kitchen facilities helps support their training program. The photo shows the wing of the farmhouse where meetings can be held. Ellen Helmuth of Woodstock Worship Group, New Brunswick Friends Meeting, is seen in the foreground. ... See MoreSee Less
Atlantic Friends at the Common Concerns gathering. ... See MoreSee Less
Halifax Quakers added 2 new photos.
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Dick Cotterill and Maida Follini represented Halifax Friends at the Meeting for Common Concerns held in Middle
Sackville New Brunwick on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. Friends gathered also from Fredericton, Woodstock, Sackville, PEI, and Annapolis Valley. The setting was the meeting room at Open Sky Farm, a delightful place with open range chickens and tiny burros. ... See MoreSee Less