Call to Annual Session — NPYM — 2020
Deepening the Roots in Troubled Times
North Pacific Yearly Meeting
July 22-26, 2020; Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Oregon
We live in troubled times. Climate change & its results: Fires, loss of whole species of life, massive social dislocation, and the looming prospect of more to come. Wars and the threat of more wars. Bitter divisions surround us, and sometimes the divisions are between us and our neighbors. Increasing outbursts of racism and other forms of hate. Governments in our own country and elsewhere seemingly unable to take effective action to deal with crisis, or even actually feeding the destructive processes.
As Quakers we are often called to take action. We know that our action will be best action when it is grounded in Spirit and in Love. We know that grounding in Spirit and Love is the fruit of our discernment in our communities. Let’s come together for four days in July as a community of Quakers from four northwestern states to nurture and deepen our roots in Spirit and Love. Let’s return to our home communities nurtured and strengthened with the confidence that grows from those deepened roots.
We will meet twenty five miles from where we met last summer, on the campus of Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon. We have invited Kenya Casanova to be our Friend in Residence. Kenya is a member of Cuba Yearly Meeting with long experience international Quaker communities and excellent knowledge of English. We hope we will be both challenged and inspired. (Let’s pray that she has success in getting a visa to enter the US.)
For the third time we are basing our annual session on the model of Abundant Financing. We invite each Friend to decide for themself what monetary contribution is right for them. No Friend should feel discouraged from attending because of their financial situation.
Registration information can be found here beginning in April.
Peace and Social Concerns
Peace and Social Concerns committee would love to hear what you, your community, and your meeting are doing to further the good work in the world. Please contact Sea (firstname.lastname@example.org) to share what is happening, so we can share resources and inspiration.
Sub-committee on Uprooting Racism
The attached documents support the committee's report, and the seasoning of that report, and a propoosed minute prepared for the 2019 Annual Session. Based upon the proposed minute and background work of the committee the following minute was approved at the 2019 session:
02/21/2020 (All day) to 02/23/2020 (All day)
03/21/2020 - 9:00am
04/24/2020 (All day) to 04/26/2020 (All day)
07/22/2020 (All day) to 07/26/2020 (All day)