4 days ago
Ruth Bishop has been accepted as a CUSO Volunteer. She will go to Myanmar for a one-year post, teaching English to government civil servants. Ruth has extensive experience teaching English to New Canadians in Halifax. She has also served our Meeting on the Peace and Social Justice Committee. Congratulations, Ruth! ... See MoreSee Less
Halifax Quakers added 2 new photos.
3 weeks ago
This weekend, Halifax is hosting "Doors Open" when people from our community can visit many buildings not usually open to the public. One of these is Government House, the home of our Lt. Governor, on Barrington Street. As well as a tour through the official rooms, there is an exhibit created by the Canadian Federation of University Women, of photographs of buildings present in 1867 or before, called "Witnesses to Confederation". Included are two Quaker buildings - Quaker House Museum in Dartmouth, and the Old Barrington Meeting House built by Quaker whalers and Cape Cod Fishermen in Barrington, NS. ... See MoreSee Less
The grey building is the William Ray residence,buildt in 1786, now Quaker House Museum in Dartmouth. The brown building is the Old Barrington Meeting House, built by Quakers and Congregationalist in 1765, the oldest Quaker Meeting House in Canada, now a museum.
Halifax Quakers added 10 new photos.
4 weeks ago
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
4 weeks ago
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
1 month ago
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. ... See MoreSee Less
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 Friends
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. ... See MoreSee Less
I heard Jocelyne Tranquilla on CBC radio this morning, in an event supporting Phoenix House! Way to go, Jocelyne! ... See MoreSee Less
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. ... 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. 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