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The American Friends Service Committee’s Miami office threw a party Saturday night (December 16th, 2017) to celebrate AFSC’s 100th birthday, lighting up the Miami Friends Meeting like “a big happy house,” as a Friend described. Lots of faces were lit up too with, especially the little ones,’ thrilled by the pinata, the balloons, the lights moving and blinking like fireflies. Mariachis rang out and Haitian drummers and singers reverberated across the patio and into the outdoors where a food truck prepared delicious tacos and burritos. The meetinghouse inside and out was transformed.

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Myrtle Josephine Burke

 

August 8th, 1919 to October 23rd, 2017

Family Remembrances

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There is a new website called QUAKERS AND CLIMATE CHANGE WORLDWIDE (https://quakersandclimatechange.com) which will serve as a portal for resources on climate change action. 

For more info see our resources page or visit the site directly where you can sign up for a newsletter.

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On Firstday (Sunday), May 15th Miami Friends Meeting approved the following statement:

Draft SEYM Statement on Climate Change and Environmental Protection

Faith statement on Care for the Earth

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Spiritual State of The Meeting 2016
Miami Friends Meeting

Prologue
2016 was an active year in the spiritual life of this Meeting. We offer this report as a reflective document
that seeks to state where we are at the present from a spiritual perspective. This reflection will include
instances where we feel that we have done our best to further the creation of a Beloved community, and it
will also highlight areas where we think we can do better in achieving the same.

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At the Meeting for Business of January 8, 2017, the Miami MM of Friends approved a minute: “Miami Friends Meeting wishes to declare itself welcoming to immigrants beginning with a commitment to education of each other and the community.” At that time, we created an ad hoc committee to implement the minute. The committee includes Kathy Hersh, Rusty Levenson, Josh Paolino, April Merleaux, Holly Iglesias, Tere Campos, Jeannette Smith, and Jane Westberg.

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