Evening Programs Events
Rex Ambler is a prolific Quaker author who has written about the inward teachings of George Fox (Truth of the Heart) and is perhaps best known for making the wisdom of early Friends accessible to Friends today. Rex asks the question, “What is really going on when Quakers sit in silence?” His books spiral out from his personal experiences and influences, which include Gandhi’s work with the poor and oppressed, personal change in the face of crisis, and the value of meditation.
These small-group sessions often spark new leadings and insights. On Tuesday, choose from varied topics likely to include peace and justice issues, education, economics, spirituality, and other Quaker concerns.
Smithsonian Folkways Recording Artist, activist, community-builder and troubadour, Larry Long, brings his popular American Roots Revue to the FGC Gathering. Joining Larry will be Midewiwin Native Life Ways Singer & Keeper of the Song, Waubanewquay Day, and Tonia Hughes, an independent Gospel Artist and actress from the Twin Cities. American Roots Revue works from the core of America’s richest musical traditions of First Nation, gospel, blues, and folk.
Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds is an award-winning professor of law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law and the founding Director of the Community Justice Project, a civil rights legal clinic. Dr. Levy-Pounds is a nationally recognized expert on issues at the intersections of race, public policy, economic justice, public education, juvenile justice, and the criminal justice system. She has a heart for the people and works toward achieving justice for those whose voices are often unheard within society.
Peggy Senger Morrison is a free-lance provocateur of grace. She is a recorded Friends minister and was the founding pastor of Freedom Friends Church, a pastoral Quaker Meeting in Salem Oregon that declares itself as Passionately Christ-centered, Passionately Quaker, and Passionately Inclusive. She is the author most recently of "Miracle Motors: A pert near true story”, a motorcycle theology. As a licensed counselor for 20 years, a major focus for the last decade has been trauma healing, especially among Quakers in Central Africa.