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Please note - The following message is from Sharon Lane-Getaz, who is a member of CVFM and co-clerk of the Friends General Conference Institutional Assessment on Racism Working Group and the Task Force:

Dear Friends,

We need to hear your testimony. The Institutional Assessment on Racism Survey has launched! This survey provides a space where FGC Friends can examine how we live into our stated value of the beloved community.

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The inspirational plenary address, "America Must Have a Moral Revival," delivered by Rev. Dr. William Barber at the 2018 FGC Gathering is now available on You Tube.   You can click on the image in the right hand corner of this page or open the video on a separate page at : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xqaln5eYfSo&feature=youtu.be&t=18m50s.  

[Please Note: The audio is not very loud, unfortunately].

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This summer the Meeting hosted its first Vacation Peace School with great success. From August 7-11, we spent morning in the company of 10 energetic children, exploring peace through story, meditation, and song; pursuing creative projects; painting and erecting a peace pole; and enjoying one another’s company. The children participated in cooperative games both outside and inside, enjoyed dances from around the world, and brightened the sidewalks in front of the Meetinghouse with chalk drawings.

 

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Please Note: The following update is from Sharon Lane-Getaz, who is a member of CVFM and co-clerk of the Friends General Conference Institutional Assessment on Racism Working Group and the Task Force:

FGC Institutional Assessment on Racism Progress Report for April 2018

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On Feb. 15, 2017, the Governor of North Dakota ordered an immediate evacuation of the Standing Rock Water Protectors, who have been living in a camp to make a stand against the construction of the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline.  The water protectors, along with their supporters around the world, have been protesting since last year to prevent the construction of the pipeline, which endangers sacred areas of tribal land and poses a threat to the purity of the main water source of the Standing Rock tribe, as well as the Missouri River itself.

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