|Issue 46, March 2019 Friends Center Tenant Newsletter|
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S NOTE
Friends Center recently said goodbye (for now) to Joe Kalil, one of our several outstanding evening/weekend desk clerks. He is taking a language immersion program in Montreal. You may see him from time to time later this spring, though, when he returns to Philadelphia and works toward his goal to become an English language instructor abroad. Bon voyage, Joe!
Meanwhile, we have hired Helen Sánchez-Stoddard and Helanah Warren as additional desk clerks. Please introduce yourself and welcome them when you see them at the desk!
– Chris Mohr, Executive Director
AROUND FRIENDS CENTER
berceau de la démocratie américaine
(Philadelphia, cradle of American democracy)
Friends Center and two members of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends, Greg and Yoko Barnes, were recently featured in this French production by Arte TV. Tune in and see us starting at about 11:30! Watch video here.
EQUITY PARTNER NEWS
AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE
Bystander Intervention Do’s & Don’ts
If you witness public instances of racist, anti-Black, anti-Muslim, anti-Trans, or any other form of oppressive interpersonal violence and harassment, use these tips on how to intervene while considering the safety of everyone involved.
CENTRAL PHILADELPHIA MONTHLY MEETING
Butler Memorial Meeting for Worship
Saturday March 9th, 1:30 pm.
A memorial Meeting for Worship for a former member of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting and Friends Select School faculty member Larry Butler will be held at Friends Center. Larry was a civil rights activist, an engaged member of CPMM in the 1970s, and worked to bring LGBTQ concerns to the foreground in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The memorial Meeting for Worship will be held at 1:30 pm, with a reception to follow at 2:30 pm, at Friends Center.
Here is a link to Larry’s obituary.
PHILADELPHIA YEARLY MEETING
Continuing Sessions, March 23, 2019
10 am: Worshipful
Resistance to Family Detention at Berks Detention Center
Join the PYM Young Adult Friends community, who will lead a worshipful resistance to ongoing detention of immigrant families. Learn more here.
1-4 pm: Business session
Miller Center for the Arts, Reading Area Community College, 4 North 2nd Street, Reading, PA 19601. Register here.
THE SHALOM CENTER PRESENTS:
INTERFAITH FREEDOM SEDER +50
April 7th, 2019 5:00 – 9:30 PM
Masjidullah 7401 Limekiln Pike, Philadelphia, PA
A 200-person choir filled the Philadelphia Episcopal
Cathedral today with a musical retelling of the 1963 Children’s Crusade in
Birmingham, Alabama. This pivotal moment in civil rights history saw children
protesting injustice, only to be met with violence and authoritative backlash.
Presented by Singing City, children as young as 6 years old performed alongside students and adults up to age 89! 6abc was there as singers from all walks of life gathered to commemorate civil rights and integration!
COMMUNITY ITEMS OUTSIDE FRIENDS CENTER
FCRP–Inspiring inner journeys for change in the world
May 24-27, 2019
Since 1943, the Friends Conference on Religion and Psychology has gathered annually to provide a respite for individuals of all spiritual and religious backgrounds who wish to delve more deeply into their inner lives.
It is one of the oldest conferences in the U.S. dedicated to individual spiritual exploration, with a focus on in-depth psychology, specifically Jungian psychology.
Jungian analyst and author Donald Kalsched will speak on “Trauma and the Soul: The Mystical and Spiritual Dimensions of Trauma and Healing.”
To learn more or to register click here.
Peacemaking: Quilting our Prayers and our Practices
When: March 9, 2019, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Art Studio at Pendle Hill
338 Plush Mill Rd Wallingford, PA 19086 USA
Cost: $100 includes lunch
White, 610-566-4507 x 137
Email Event website Pendle Hill’s vision is “to create peace with justice in the world by transforming lives.” Does that vision speak to you? Do you enjoy creating with fabric? Do you have experience with basic hand sewing? Join with other peacemakers and piece-makers to create a quilted work of art that expresses both your own fabric contribution and a shared vision of peacemaking in a quilted mandala. Led by Asake Jones