Mass Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly / June 18, 2022

Several New Gardeners met in the middle of the night at Shiloh Baptist Church to pile into buses headed towards Washington DC. Their mission: to participate in a June 18th powerful and passionate march and moral assembly of poor and low-wage workers and faith leaders. The Poor People’s Campaign gathering drew thousands of people from every state in the nation, all committed to a visible witness against injustice that robs people of human dignity. Tens of thousands…

Challenging Racism / July 6, 2022

From the Black Quaker Project – INDEPENDENCE DAY, RETROSPECTIVE JUSTICE, & QUAKERS: REMEMBERING THE WORDS OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS Dear F/friends, For this Independence Day, the Black Quaker Project invites you to reflect on the words of Frederick Douglass, whose tireless advocacy for African American liberation and Women’s Rights as an abolitionist, orator, author, and statesman often goes overlooked by historians and remains unknown to the general public. Among Douglass’s most famous words was his speech,…

Learn about the Bolivian Quaker Education Fund / July, 2022

Visit with our Bolivian students, graduates and staff on our Virtual Quaker Study Tour in honor of our twentieth anniversary. Join BQEF supporters around the world for three sessions: July 11 7 p.m. The Founding, Development, and Fruits of BQEF, starting with Newton Garver and Bernabe Yujra’s efforts to overcome family poverty with education. July 20 / 7 p.m. Climate Change in Bolivia. July 23 / 4 p.m. Current students speak about their experiences of…

Deep River Friends Invites you to Meet Nikki Holland / July 9, 2022

You are invited to Deep River Friends Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 11 a.m. to hear Nikki Holland Friends United Meeting. Nikki will share an update of her and Friends work in Belize. We encourage all to join us to learn more about this important mission and how we can all help. Lunch will be provided with time for fellowship and to catch up with the Holland family. RSVP to ([email protected]) so we have a…

Help to End the Devastating War on Yemen: Reach out to your Members of Congress / July 2022

Email and call Rep. Kathy Manning’s office and urge Rep. Manning to be a co-sponsor of the Yemen War Powers Resolution.  The resolution will end U.S. participation in the Saudi-led coalition war and blockade in Yemen.  The U.S.’s role has exacerbated the devastating and growing humanitarian crisis. The Triad FCNL Advocacy team met with Rep. Manning at the end of April.  While Manning is in agreement that the war in Yemen is horrible, and the…

Books for Anti-Racism Library / July, 2022

We are accepting book donations for the upcoming Little Free Anti-Racism Library! As many of you know, Peace & Social Concerns is working on setting up a Little Free Anti-Racism Library at NGFM. The committee is accepting book donations that would be appropriate for an anti-racism library. As you come into the Connector/breezeway of the Meeting house, there is a table with pamphlets to the immediate left. There will be a big box underneath that…

Challenging Racism / June 28, 2022

Last Saturday 23 of us – Friends, along with members of the Friendship Community Partnership, were led by James Shields on the trail to the Underground Railroad Tree in the Guilford Woods. One of the spirituals he sang briefly was, “Walk Together, Children; Don’t You Get Weary!” He often sings that on the trail with children, he said, and reminds them that a journey on the Underground Railroad involved great discomfort and led to pure…

Underground Railroad Tour / June 25, 2022

New Garden Meeting, as part of the celebration of 350 years of Quakers in North Carolina, invites nearby Friends to experience a special Underground Railroad Tour in the Guilford Woods, led by James Shields. James is a graduate of Guilford College, former Director of the Bonner Center at Guilford and a longtime actor and singer in theatre productions at Snow Camp, most notably Pathway to Freedom. He is well-versed in African American as well as…

Challenging Racism / June 20, 2022

From the Black Quaker Project, on June 17, 2022: “The Black Quaker Project is happy to celebrate Juneteenth. . . commemorating the end of slavery in the USA. Although the Emancipation Proclamation (1/1/1863) outlawed slavery in seceding states during the Civil War and the 13th Amendment (1/31/1865) officially ended the practice of chattel slavery across the country, its abolition could not be enforced until after the war’s end. Texas, like all Southern states, refused to…

Bolivia Quaker Education Fund / July 2022

Come visit with our Bolivian students, graduates and staff on our Virtual Quaker Study Tour in honor of our twentieth anniversary. Join BQEF supporters from around the world for three sessions: July 11 / 7 p.m. EST. The Founding, Development, and Fruits of BQEF, starting with Newton Garver and Bernabe Yujra’s efforts to overcome family poverty with education. July 20 / 7 p.m. EST (US). Climate Change in Bolivia. July 23 / 4 p.m. EST…