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As you consider your Holiday giving this year, you may want to check out a couple of the following websites. You can find fair trade items, earth friendly gifts, gifts that give back, and gifts for loved ones who don’t need anything themselves, but like to be remembered. The gifts are beautiful, wonderfully crafted, and help support great causes, artisans, women, and people all around the world earn a livelihood. If you order items right after Thanksgiving, there is plenty of time for your items to arrive before Christmas. Happy Holidays!

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23rd Annual We s t h e i m e r Pe a c e  Symposium

 “African Blood,Sweat and Tears: Nonviolent Solutions”

Wilmington College

October 16, 2013

Speakers include:

Chris Abani, Stories of Struggle, Stories of Hope: Art, Politics and Human Rights,

Eden Grace and Diane Randall, Preventing Election Violence in Kenya,

Film Showing, Blood in the Mobile

Lisa Shannon, A Thousand Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman

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FCNL has offered a toll-free number, 1-855-68-NO War,  to call and ask for your Senators to urge them NOT to cosponsor an AIPAC (Israeli Lobby) bill (S. Res. 65 in the Senate) that says if Israel "is compelled to take military action in self-defense, the U.S. government should stand with Israel and provide diplomatic, military and economic support to the government of Israel." This is similar to the disastrous resolution that got us into a long war in Iraq and would surely hamper chances for a negotiated settlement.
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A view of the labyrinth prior to the 2nd annual solstice observance and labyrinth walk

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Our annual solstice celebration for 2012 will take place on December 21, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Stout Meetinghouse.  Everyone is welcome to attend for a time of meditative labyrinth walking, worship sharing, and enjoying music, stillness, and candlelight.  People are welcome to come and to go as best fits their schedules. 

 

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