Flushing Interfaith Council Annual Picnic is Sunday, August 8, 2021, starting at 1:00 PM ( weather permitting) at the Flushing Meeting House located at 137-16 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NewYork 11354. Please bring prayers or words of wisdom from your faith tradition, and a favorite vegetarian dish to share, while practicing safe social distancing.
The Flushing Interfaith Council continues to bring faith communities together to share, connect, and build solidarity through our interfaith unity walks, community forums, picnics, and dinners as these events are a time to share, get to know our neighbors, and to find common ground.
If you have questions or need more information please contact us at (646) 926-7844 or email@example.com
The Flushing Interfaith Council works to create understanding and common ground among various faith traditions in our community.
David Fletcher, Karen Taborn, and Helen Garay Toppins share the following message:
The Racial Justice Study Group will not meet over the summer, so we are providing Friends with suggestions for further study. Be well.
Black Theology and Black Power – James H. Cone
Born on the Water Picture Book, 1619 Project – Nikole Hannah-Jones, Renée Watson, Nikkolas Smith (Illustrator)
The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America – Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 – Kendi, Ibram X.
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom – David W. Blight
The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine – based on documents released by the Israeli Government. – Ilan Pappe (Israeli historian)
The Iron Wall – a history of Zionism and the policies of the Israeli Government, with documents released by the Israeli Government – Avi Schlaim (Israeli historian)
How Black Women Broke Barriers, Insisted on Equality for All – Martha S. Jones
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption – Bryan Stevenson https://justmercy.eji.org/
Let’s Talk about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict – Trevor Noah (YouTube)
Myth of the Model Minority: Asian Americans Facing Racism – Rosalind S. Chou, Joe R. Feagin
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness – Michelle Alexander
Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm – Robin DiAngelo
My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies – Resmaa Menakem
On Juneteenth – Annette Gordon-Reed
Settler Colonialism as Structure: A Framework for Comparative Studies of U.S. Race and Gender Formation – Evelyn Nakano Glenn: https://www.asanet.org/sites/default/files/attach/journals/jan15srefeature.pdf
The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story – Nikole Hannah-Jones, Ed, The NYT Magazine
Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II – Douglas A. Blackmon
Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts – Rebecca Hall
Walking Harlem: The Ultimate Guide to the Cultural Capital of Black America – Karen Taborn
The War against the People – examines the use of arms to maintain hegemony over the Third World by major powers and Israel’s role in this activity. Jeff Halper (Israeli activist)
What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? - Frederick Douglass | July 5, 1852
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism – Robin J. DiAngelo, Michael Eric Dyson
“Til Kingdom Come”: Evangelicals, Israel/Palestine, and Messianic Politics (YouTube)
Letter to the Government of Japan and Minute on a March Against the Release of Radioactive Water from Fukushima
The materials discussed today at the called meeting for worship with a concern for business are available for review on the “Documents” section of the Peace and Social Concerns committe page. We also provide links below:
SY Bowland shares that there will be a meeting of the Jig is Up! Movement on Monday, July 5th at 7pm on Zoom. All are invited to attend.
The organizers write, “We have to meet the URGENCY of the MOMENT, as we continue to Study the SYSTEM that keeps us from the Education that we ALL need! As you know, we are doing this, one Lesson at a time! Please Gather on July 5th, as we continue to SEEK wisdom, courage, and compassion!” The meeting will focus on Lesson 4 (pages 69-79) in the book “The Jig is Up: We Are One!”
The Zoom meeting information is as follows:
Meeting ID: 841 9615 8796
Passcode: Thejigisup (please be sure to use a capital “T”!)
Quaker Cemetery Open Saturday, Prospect Park, Brooklyn Saturday, June 26, 2021, 10am-3pm Cemetery Tour, 1pm
Come visit your Quaker Cemetery in beautiful Prospect Park in Brooklyn on June 26th from 10.00am to 3.00pm. Take a tour of the cemetery, explore the grounds, or just take in the natural beauty of this unique place.
Our Sexton, Robert Wilber, will give a tour of the cemetery @ 1.00pm.
Charlene Ray shares the following announcement:
As we emerge from the last year of pandemic, how can we recognize the signs that we have been traumatized and support ourselves and each other in resilient responses? How does this look different or the same across the age spectrum? Join ARCH Coordinator for Long Island Helen B. Mullin for this brief and informative workshop! Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and Quaker affiliation to register.
The Friends Conference on Religion and Psychology Announces its Annual Memorial Day Weekend Conference [on Zoom]
The 79th annual—and second virtual—Friends Conference on Religion and Psychology will meet on Zoom over Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30 to explore The Alchemy of an Extraordinary Year and Its Potential for Personal Transformation
FCRP is a nonprofit Quaker organization that explores spiritual growth and the journey to wholeness through in-depth psychology, specifically Jungian psychology, and other spiritual practices and body-soul integration work. The past year has been one in which we all lost something, including a sense of safety. This conference will focus on sorting through the inner experiences of what the challenging months we’ve all endured in an effort to discern light in the darkness.
Our plenary speakers are Marian Dunlea, M.Sc., IAAP, ICP, a Jungian analyst, author, and head of the Marion Woodman Foundation’s Body Soul Training in Europe. Marion calls her somatically focused therapeutic techniques “BodyDreaming. She will explain how neuroscience, analytical psychology, attachment theory, and trauma therapy figure in the work she does—and show us techniques to transform engrained patterns of thought and behavior.
Monika Wikman, Ph.D., is also a Jungian analyst and author, as well as an astrologer and dream researcher. Monika will explain how delving into the dark corners of the unconscious can help us connect to a broader universe of who we are. She will enlist our active imaginations to lead us on an “alchemical journey through the Underworld to discern the soul’s true aim in chaos.”
You can learn more about our speakers here: https://www.fcrp-quaker.org/fcrp-speakers-2021
There are four plenary talks and three sessions of the interest group you choose from among these options: deep meditation/relaxation techniques; body-soul movement; discussion of the plenaries; visioning with art materials and movement; personal exploration of a myth; reflective writing; and a deeper look at routine habits of thought that keep us from flourishing. (You stay with the same group throughout the weekend.) For the schedule of events, please click here: https://www.fcrp-quaker.org/fcrp-2021-schedule
The cost of our conference is $85, but we also have a sliding scale for those who are facing financial challenges. Additionally, we have a scholarship option which eliminates fees almost entirely.
Sally Campbell invites our community to attend “Calling All The Children Home: Songs of the Spirit, Faith, and Inclusion”, a livestreamed concert by John McCutcheon, on Saturday, May 1st, 2021 at 7:30pm EDT.
John McCutcheon, the renowned folksinger and one-time seminarian, has never shied away from spiritual and religious imagery in his music. One critic described him as “someone who can talk about God without creeping you out.” His songs of dignity, courage, and compassion are rooted in a generations-deep faith. He’ll tell stories and sing about what he thinks is his most subtle and important work.
Sponsored and co-produced by NYQM Ministry and Counsel Committee.
Tickets range from $5 to $50, and can be purchased online.
To learn more about John as a delightful and dedicated Quaker, here’s a link to a radio interview with Mark Helpsmeet at Friends General Conference in 2019.
At our next 2nd Saturday Bible study we’ll look at Psalm 8, a song of praise.
Come and join us as we meet to worship outdoors every Thursday evening from the beginning of May to the end of September, from 6:00 to 7:00 PM, near the Labyrinth of Contemplation in the northwest corner of Battery Park.
You can look for the colorful flower flags over the benches.
We will be wearing masks and socially distancing but as the sign we put up on the gate says, ‘ALL ARE WELCOME’.
For more information contact Sally Campbell or go to the Downtown Manhattan Quaker Meeting Facebook page.