Friends General Conference

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A monthly meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.

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Katharine Jager Rubinson has also published a book, just last month.  From the Amazon.com description:  "Vernacular Aesthetics in the Later Middle Ages explores the formal composition, public performance, and popular reception of vernacular poetry, music, and prose within late medieval French and English cultures.

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Ty Cashion, long time attender at Live Oak Friends Meeting, published another book this past fall on Texas history.  Goodreads begins its description thus: "There is the story the Lone Star State likes to tell about itself—and then there is the reality, a Texas past that bears little resemblance to the manly Anglo myth of Texas exceptionalism that maintains a firm grip on the state’s historical imagination.

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Kevin King, clerk, received this query from Stuart Nelson, Institute for Spirituality and Health. Friends are aware of Stuart's involvement with Compassionate Houston and it's Compassion Week startup April 2018 that LOFM hosted. The query asks our involvement in a "program of faith communities' response to substance misuse, addiction, and the overdose crisis."
  
Kevin posts it here for reference, and
1) to ask the community if there is a Friend moved to be involved on behalf of LOFM,
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Kelly Hanes is the author of a new book, Random God Sightings. In twenty-six down-to-earth vignettes, she records actual experiences when God appeared to her through random people. They reveal a God who yearns to show up in our lives—in our homes, in our classrooms, in the park; Real and accessible.

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Quakerism 101 is a “survey” course designed to introduce participants to the basic literature, history and beliefs of Quakers. This course is also a good review for more seasoned Quakers. We will read five books and several hand-outs over eight or nine weeks. Each session will last about two hours and include reviews of the readings, discussion, worship sharing and worship.

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The Restorative Justice Collaborative of Houston, Center for Critical Race Studies at the University of Houston Downtown, HoustonNVC.org, and the Houston Peace and Justice Center present "Circles," a documentary about Eric Butler's personal journey as a father and his internationally renowned work advocating for youth in Oakland.
Butler will be telecast in for a Q and A session following the film.
Date: April 25, 2019
Time: 6-8:10pm
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