Today's Chronicle Herald has a story about Lynn Salvo's ride across Canada for Peace. See page A6. August 29,2018. ... See MoreSee Less
Meeting for Worship Cancelled for Sunday, Sept. 2, due to the long Labour Day Weekend. The next Meeting for Worship will be held Sunday, Sept. 9th at 10:30 a.m. at the Ecology Action Centre, 2705 Fern Lane (off May St., between Agricola and Robie Sts. in the North End). All welcome. Meeting for Business will follow our refreshment break. ... See MoreSee Less
Have a good Meeting !
Lynnea Salvo, bicycling for Peace, has reached the Atlantic Ocean after bicycling from the Pacific Ocean across Canada! Congratulations, Lynnea! ... See MoreSee Less
Halifax Quakers added 4 new photos.
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August 23, 2018: Photos of Linnea Salvo with her support volunteers; standing by the plaque showing the history of Thinkers Lodge; the Nobel medal on display, won by the Pugwash Conferences and scientist Joseph Rotblat; the Thinkers Lodge sign. ... See MoreSee Less
Halifax Quakers added 2 new photos.
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Last night Aug 23rd we had a great session with Lynnea Salvo at the Thinkers Lodge in Pugwash. She told the group a lot about her bicycle trip across Canada, including mountains and prairies, and finally here in Nova Scotia. SHE WILL BE IN LAWRENCETOWN BEACH AT NOON ON SUNDAY, AUG. 25, TO FINISH HER CROSS CONTINENTAL RIDE. FRIENDS AND THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO JOIN HER AT THIS TIME, AS SHE DIPS HER BIKE INTO THE ATLANTIC! Here is a picture of Lynn (on the left) and (Maida on the right) and a photo of Lynn with two members of Annapolis Valley Friends Meeting. About 2 dozen people showed up for Lynn's talk, followed by questions from the audience, followed by a discussion of what individuals and groups could do for Peace. Demonstrating for Peace; putting on a program on United Nations International Day of Peace (Sept. 21); refusing to work for military industries and choosing non-warlike employment; Supporting the Thinkers Lodge and the inspiring educational work it does for Peace;and one very thoughtful person said that when we try to live a good life, without violence and with peace and good relations with others in our own community, we are supporting peace, and spreading a peaceful life. Linnea is not only demonstrating that a senior citizen can remain active and involved, but is biking in support of the Canadian and American Friends Service Committees. Many in the audience made donations to these causes. While at the Thinkers Lodge those attending were able to see th Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Dr. Rotblatt and the Pugwash Conferences, and learn about the scientists who have participated in this world-wide work for Peace. For more information about the Pugwash Conferences, go to Google where you will find Conference reports. ... See MoreSee Less
Next Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, Halifax group, will be on Sunday, August 26 at 10:30 at the Ecology Action Centre. ... See MoreSee Less
Tomorrow, Thursday, August 23, Lynnea Salvo will arrive at Thinkers Lodge in Pugwash, in the late afternoon. She is bicycling across Canada in support of Peace, with donations going to the Canadian and American Friends Service Committees. AT 7 a Peace Meeting will be held at Thinkers Lodge. Lynnea leaves on Friday along Rt. 6, where she will meet Colleen Jones from CBC. Colleen is riding her bike to meet people with stories to tell, along the North Shore of Nova Scotia. The two women will be able to share stories as they bike along. ... See MoreSee Less
Peace bicyclist Lynn Salvo will arrive at Thinkers Lodge, Pugwash, N.S. on Thursday, August 23 in the late afternoon. At 7 p.m. on the 23rd she will tell about her ride across Canada at a meeting at the Lodge, followed by a discussion with the audience on the topic: "What can individuals and groups at the grass-roots level do to work for Peace?" Lynn's ride is in remembrance of her brother who was killed during the Viet Nam War. She is visiting eight peace monuments as she makes her way across Canada from Tofino, B.C. where she started on June 18, to Lawrencetown Beach, where her ride will finish. Her ride supports the Canadian Friends Service Committee and the American Friends Service Committee. Come and support Lynn's work to prevent future wars. ... See MoreSee Less
Dates to look forward to:
Sunday, August 19: Friends Meeting for Worship, 10:30 a.m., Ecology Action Centre, 2705 Fern St.,Halifax.
Thursday, August 23: Lynnea Salvo, Bicyclist for Peace, arrives at Thinkers Lodge, Pugwash, NS. Peace Meeting 7 p.m. at the Lodge. All welcome. Friday, September 21: United Nations International Peace Day Sunday, October 7: World Quaker Day: Crossing Cultures, Sharing Stories. ... See MoreSee Less