Twee minuten stilte | Two minutes of silence

Ik weet niet beter dan 4 mei, twee minuten stilte. Om klokslag 20:00 met de televisie aan. Zo is het altijd gegaan bij mij thuis, en ik denk dat bijna alle Nederlanders deze ervaring delen. Op 4 mei herdenken we de Nederlandse slachtoffers die zijn gevallen in de Tweede Wereldoorlog en alle oorlogssituaties daarna; burgers … More Twee minuten stilte | Two minutes of silence

Stop Fueling War – What can you say? │Stop Fueling War – Was kannst du sagen? │ Cessez d´alimenter la guerre – Que peux-tu dire?

Peace work has always been a central concern for the Quakers. Today we are publishing an interview with Wanda (German Yearly Meeting) about her involvement with Stop Fueling War, an organization committed to promoting peace work. … More Stop Fueling War – What can you say? │Stop Fueling War – Was kannst du sagen? │ Cessez d´alimenter la guerre – Que peux-tu dire?

Amsterdam – Climate March | Klimaatmars | Klimamarsch

On Sunday, March 10, a group of nine EMEYFers joined 40,000 others in Amsterdam for a climate march. This march was organised by a number of Dutch organisations which all want to divide the weight of climate measurements more equally. For some of us, Amsterdam is (close to) home. For others, it’s a distant city … More Amsterdam – Climate March | Klimaatmars | Klimamarsch

Liebesgedicht für EMEYF | Love Poem for EMEYF | LAP

Shared by George Thurley. The French and Dutch translations may contain some mistakes as he’s not a native speaker of either – comments are welcome! EN: I came across this love poem to EMEYF at Annual Meeting, during our first LAP workshop of the weekend, in the stories and histories stack of materials. I just … More Liebesgedicht für EMEYF | Love Poem for EMEYF | LAP

Deserts and Jungles, and Quakers | Mens en Aarde Natuurbeelden | Wüsten und Dschungel und Quäker

by Mieke, Netherlands YM — scroll een eindje verder voor het Nederlandstalige origineel; Deutsch unten For the Dutch monthly bulletin I write articles on sustainability. When I made mention of one of these a few days ago to a Ffriend, she suggested to me that I translate it to English for the Willy&Penn. Here we … More Deserts and Jungles, and Quakers | Mens en Aarde Natuurbeelden | Wüsten und Dschungel und Quäker

Travelling Slow | Langsam Reisen

I, and several others besides, travelled slow to our most recent Spring Gathering. By train, bus and boat (and eventually car) I travelled from Brussels to Moyallon, accumulating people along the way. My primary motivation for this was initially to travel more sustainably (i.e. to avoid flying). But I have increasingly come to see it as a spiritual practice, that we Quakers should encourage as much as we can. … More Travelling Slow | Langsam Reisen

RE: Quaker Household | Quäker-Haushalt

Since 12 Ways to Spot a Quaker Household went up in May, it has evolved into a kind of Quiz: several Quakers have commented that they score 11/12 and Martin even scored 12/12 (he might have had a head-start). Moreover, some of my friends who aren’t Quakers at all have messaged me about how many points they share with us – time to invite them to an EMEYF event. … More RE: Quaker Household | Quäker-Haushalt

102 Ideen mein Quäker leben zu bereichern | 102 Ideas to enrich my Quaker life

Während wir bei Spring Gathering waren, fiel das fertige PDF dieses mit Spannung erwarteten Buches plötzlich in viele unserer Posteingänge. Um ein wenig mehr zu erklären, worum es geht, hier ein paar Worte von Kerstin Mangels, der Herstellerin/ Compilerin/ Designerin: … More 102 Ideen mein Quäker leben zu bereichern | 102 Ideas to enrich my Quaker life