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We met today, October 14, on the 374 anniversary of William Penn's birth in London, England, in 1644. Penn became a Quaker as a young man, and was one of the leaders among early Quakers. He established the colony of Pennsylvania which under his leadership became a safe haven for members of persecuted religions, including Quakers. He wrote out a plan for a European Parliament which would prevent wars by solving problems non-violently - unfortunately his plan was not accepted. ... See MoreSee Less
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Our Meeting for Worship on Sunday October 14, was in a beautiful "forest", a display at the Ecology Action Centre set up with "trees", birds, butterflies and flowers in an installation created for the Nocturne art displays on Saturday night! It was like being outdoors, surrounded by the owls, woodpeckers, blossoms and colourful leaves! ... See MoreSee Less
That looks beautiful
2 weeks ago
Reminder: Quaker Meeting is Cancelled for Sunday, October 7, because it is the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend, and many Friends will be hosting family guests, or away visiting family.
Next Quaker Meeting will be on Sunday, October 14th, at the Ecology Action Centre, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. followed by light refreshment and social time. Meeting for Business will then be held at 12 noon. Send Items and reports to Laureen van Lierop, October's Clerk. ... See MoreSee Less
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Our new address for Sunday Meetings is: 2705 Fern Lane, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 4L3 ... See MoreSee Less
Our former meeting place at the Atlantic School of Theology was in the far South End, not very accessible by bus. It was a fine meeting place but we felt we would be more central to students and younger people in the central North End, bus stop a block away, and many people coming and going, to notice our signs. So far we have had several visitors in the 4 weeks we have been at EAC.
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
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2 months ago
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
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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