Minute Regarding Christchurch New Zealand

Minute on Christchurch, New Zealand
MINUTE:

Palmetto Friends Gathering (Religious Society of Friends) on the 16th day of the third month of year 2019 of the Common Era:

APPROVAL

To the people of New Zealand, we wish to express our deepest sorrow for the horrific crimes against our Muslim sisters and brothers in Christchurch.

We invite all who receive this Minute to join us in taking up our collective responsibility for committing ourselves to offer bigotry no sanction and persecution no comfort; to tear down the walls of fear, suspicion, and exclusion.


Addresses

Her Majesty the Queen
Buckingham Palace
London
United Kingdom
(Cover letter tbi)


The Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern
Prime Minister of New Zealand
Parliament Buildings
Private Bag 18041
Wellington 6160
New Zealand
(Cover letter tbi)


Michael Winter or current Clerk
Christchurch Monthly Meeting
217 Ferry Rd.
Waltham
Christchurch 8011
New Zealand


Friends Journal
(waiting for response to inquiry on submission guidelines)


 

Christchurch Islamic Centre
Lincoln Road Christchurch
Canterbury
New Zealand


Musalla UC
Kreyke Road Christchurch
Canterbury
New Zealand

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P&SC

On-going Opportunities with 

CFM’s Peace and Social Concerns Committee

 

Prison Ministry

1. Prison Visitation and Support (PVS) – Friends visit inmates at Manning Federal Correctional Institution in Edgefield once a month as part of this Friend program.

2. Mass Incarceration – CFM held a public screening of the documentary “The New Jim Crow.”

3. Capital Punishment – Held a Second Hour program.

 

Hunger & Homelessness

1. “Food Not Bombs/People’s Picnic” – Each fourth First Day, Friends and Young Friends prepare and then serve food at the Finlay Park event.

2. Harvest Hope Food Bank- We gather and deliver food donations monthly and volunteer in the food pantry.

3. Transitions (Homeless Recovery Center) – Friends help serve supper the fourth Saturday of each month (with the “Food Not Bombs” group) to clients transitioning out of homeless situations.

 

Peace 

1. Peace Vigil – For 26 years CFM has held a Peace Vigil on August 6th, the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan.

2. Women in Black – Every Wednesday from 5 to 6 pm, Friends stand in solidarity with others in front of the Statehouse to proclaim peace instead of war.

3. Alternatives to Violence Project – South Carolina (AVP-SC) – Friends are active on steering committee and CFM offers facilities for workshops and meetings.

 

Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW)

1. CFM is a member of the Midlands Green Congregation Initiative and on the meetinghouse property offers a car-charging unit; a garden committee works at creating a sustainable garden plot, orchard, and green space; and there are plans for solar energy panels on the property.

 

Equality

1. Racial Justice – Activities include showing of “The New Jim Crow”.

2. Refugees – Friends are active with the Refugee Task Force created by Carolina Peace Resource Center.

 

Nuclear and Energy Issues

1. Friends follow many aspects of the nuclear presence in the state.

2. Fossil fuel industry concerns include the current Dakota Access Pipeline issue.

 

CFM supports the work of these and other organizations:

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)

Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC)

Friends Peace Teams

Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW)

Alternatives to Violence Project  – South Carolina (AVP-SC)

South Carolina Christian Action Council (SCCAC)

 

The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP)

AVP was developed in New York State in 1974, after the Attica riots, through collaboration between the Quaker community and inmates of the New York State prison system. They developed the format, exercises and methodology, which make the workshops such an effective process. AVP has a spiritual base but promotes no religious doctrine. We believe there is a power for peace in everyone which, if we are open to it, can transform violent situations. We call this Transforming Power.

Basic workshops, (Dec. 12-14 2014) introduces the concepts, principles, and tools of nonviolent conflict resolution and Transforming Power. Once a participant has completed a Basic workshop, s/he is free to participate in the 2nd level, advanced workshop.

Advanced workshops (tentatively scheduled for Jan 9-11 2015) promote a deeper look at aspects of violence such as stereotyping, power, fear, and anger. They may also focus on related topics such as gender issues and forgiveness. They build upon our collective experience in communication, cooperation and problem solving.

Training for Trainers (tentatively scheduled for Feb. 6-8 2015) is offered to those who have completed a Basic and at least one Advanced workshop and are interested in becoming AVP facilitators.

The Workshops

Workshops typically consist of 15 – 20 participants. Experiential in nature, the workshops employ a dynamic, hands-on learning process that promotes personal reflection and support for and from others. Using a variety of exercises, games, discussions, and role-plays, a community of trust is built where participants are encouraged to explore and practice basic conflict resolution skills that provide a foundation for living nonviolently. Four major themes run throughout the workshops:

  • Affirmation
    The acknowledgement of self-worth and the valuing of others provide the motivation for any nonviolent solution to be successfully implemented.
  • Cooperation
    The skills of working with others to achieve a win/win solution provide a positive alternative to the win/lose attitude.
  • Communication
    The use of good listening skills and assertive communication is essential to a nonviolent conflict resolution
  • Collaboration
    True concern for self and others leads to creative problem solving and moves us away from violence and toward peace.

Schedule for Dec 12-14 workshop (with breaks for snacks and meals):

Friday – 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday – 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday – 12 noon. – 5:00 p.m.

For more information, contact:
Diane Butler at 803-727-6307; phil419dbutler@gmail.com

Registration Form: A registration form is in the attached brochure or you can register online

Registration deadline: Dec. 1, 2014

The AVP Mission

The Alternatives to Violence Project is a multi-cultural organization of volunteers offering experiential workshops that empower people to lead nonviolent lives through self affirmation, respect for others, community building, cooperation and trust. AVP builds upon a spiritual base of respect and caring for self and others, with groups in communities and sometimes prisons.

Each workshop is limited to 20 participants.

In order to satisfactorily complete a workshop and receive a certificate, participants should plan to attend the entire length of all sessions and complete all work assignments

Who Should Attend?

  • Students
  • Social Workers
  • Law Enforcement workers
  • Community Volunteers
  • Teachers
  • Anyone interested in solving problems peacefully

 

December 12-14, 2014

The Columbia Meeting of the Society of Friends
120 Pisgah Church Road
Columbia, SC 29203
803-780-4197