Palmetto Friends Gathering (Religious Society of Friends) on the 16th day of the third month of year 2019 of the Common Era:
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.
Her Majesty the Queen
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The Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern
Prime Minister of New Zealand
Private Bag 18041
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Michael Winter or current Clerk
Christchurch Monthly Meeting
217 Ferry Rd.
(waiting for response to inquiry on submission guidelines)
Christchurch Islamic Centre
Lincoln Road Christchurch
Kreyke Road Christchurch
To Friends Everywhere,
Palmetto Friends Gathering met at Columbia Friends Meeting in South Carolina on March 16, 17 and 18th. Our theme was “The Good Samaritan- Nonviolence in Action: Loving Thy Neighbor. Elijah Miles, youth program director welcomed 9 young people aged 3 to 19 with art, poetry and music activities focusing on the Gathering theme. Chuck Fager shared thoughts and reminiscences about the life of SC educator Martha Schofield of Aiken during Reconstruction, and about Martin Luther King Jr. during the Selma March in 1965. Toni Rockwell nourished Friends with many healthy food choices at meals.
Friends plan to strengthen ties among meetings and work with the intention to create a more welcoming and nurturing environment for Young Friends and their families as they are the future of our Society, locally and at large. Jim Henderson will carry a Minute of Travel to the upcoming Piedmont Friends Fellowship and Piedmont Friends Yearly Meeting. We look forward to next year’s Gathering, our 30th, on March 15, 16 and 17 2019.
Chuck Fager’s Selma jail account with Dr. King. Presented at Palmetto Friends Gathering, March 17, 2018
Palmetto Friends Gathering is a fellowship of Quaker meetings in South Carolina that follows the unprogrammed manner of worship. The meetings include Aiken Worship Group, Charleston Monthly Meeting, Columbia Monthly Meeting, Five Rivers Monthly Meeting, and Greenville Monthly Meeting. Unprogrammed meetings traditionally meet in silence until someone in the group rises to speak, usually for a short message. After a period of about an hour, the clerk of the meeting closes the silent worship by welcoming everyone. People then greet each other, announcements are made, and people visit, return home, or continue with subsequent planned activities.
The Gathering meets annually each Spring for a weekend of worship, programs, and fellowship. The location of the gathering moves around the state from year to year.
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The administrations plan to develop new nuclear weapons must be stopped. Under the Complex 2030 plan, up to 125 new plutonium pits would be produced every year, posing a threat to public health and creation. In addition, the renovation of the nuclear weapons complex is expected to cost upwards of $150 billion dollars. It is immoral to spend our resources on unnecessary weapons when there are so many other human needs left unmet. We should partner with other nations to eliminate nuclear weaponsnot build more! Join thousands of religious Americans who oppose nuclear weapons in perpetuity by singing the statement below.
This meeting was laid down (disbanded) many years ago, but is of historic significance.
Camden, South Carolina was the sight of the Wateree Meeting and has a Quaker cemetery. A marker in the cemetery shows the location of the meeting house. There are a number of Quaker graves, nameless in the early tradition of Friends.