Minute Regarding Christchurch New Zealand

Minute on Christchurch, New Zealand

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
Buckingham Palace
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.
Christchurch 8011
New Zealand

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


Christchurch Islamic Centre
Lincoln Road Christchurch
New Zealand

Musalla UC
Kreyke Road Christchurch
New Zealand

PFG Epistle 2018

                                                          Palmetto Friends Gathering
                                                          @ Columbia Friends Meeting
                                                          120 Pisgah Church Road
                                                          Columbia, South Carolina

                                                          Third Month, 18th 2018

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.

Approved Third Month 18th, 2018
Mailing address for 2019 Gathering: c/o Five Rivers Friends,
P.O. Box 1746, Conway SC 29528

Chuck Fager in Jail with Dr. King

Chuck Fager's Selma jail account with Dr. King. Presented at Palmetto Friends Gathering, March 17, 2018