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

by Mieke, Netherlands YM — scroll een eindje verder voor het Nederlandstalige origineel 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 go: Something … More Deserts and Jungles, and Quakers | Mens en Aarde Natuurbeelden

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