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Right Relationship With Native American Peoples

Right Relationship with Native American Peoples

On Friday evening at Half Yearly Meeting, we participated in a remembrance of the Native Americans whose land our settler ancestors confiscated by inflicting death and misery in their conquest of the American continent. In a powerful ceremonial reading, we stood on blankets spread across the floor, representing the land.…

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Bringing AVP & HIPP To A Juvenile Detention Facility

Bringing AVP & HIPP to a Juvenile Detention Facility

Nancy Obyrne, Kelly Watts, and I (Kathy Hersh, Miami MM) have been giving HIPP (Help Increase the Peace Project) and AVP (Alternatives to Violence) workshops periodically during the past 12 months at the St. John's Academy boys detention center in St. Augustine, Florida. Nancy had a connection to St. John's…

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Peace & Social Concerns Report To Yearly Meeting

Peace & Social Concerns Report to Yearly Meeting

The Committee discerned a request from Kate Breslin from FCNL to stand in unity with other faith communities to sign a letter of support for State Attorney Aramis Ayala. Minute: The Southeastern Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends stands in unity with other faith communities in Florida by…

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The Alternatives To Violence Project (AVP) In SEYM & Beyond

The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) in SEYM & Beyond

Following a Basic Alternatives to Violence Project Workshop in Jacksonville, Tenth Month 2016, Tim Fogarty (Gainesville Meeting) wanted to find a time at Half Yearly Meeting (HYM) to do a talk about AVP. We did not find time at HYM, but we gathered up reflections by some of the participants…

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