EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S NOTE
Meet our Next Receptionist: Carla Gamble!
Friends Center has hired Carla Gamble as our new Receptionist! She starts on July 24. Carla is an educator and singer who has a great way with people. She also is a familiar face around Friends Center, as she is often here to accompany her wife, Teneshia Washington, who is one of our part-time evening/weekend desk clerks. Please introduce yourself and welcome Carla when you see her!
—Chris Mohr, Executive Director
AROUND FRIENDS CENTER
Spread the news:
SOME LIMITED OFFICE SPACE IS AVAILABLE
Several workstations are currently available for lease in the open office suites, with just a handful on the 1st floor and several contiguous desks on the 2nd floor.
Please spread the word to like-minded and like-spirited nonprofit organizations!
» More info: https://friendscentercorp.org/office-rental/
EQUITY PARTNER NEWS
PYM Launches New Quaker Info Line
AFSC participates in signing of document on human fraternity by Pope Francis and Nobel Peace Laureates
Deputy General Secretary (and Friends Center board member) Héctor Cortez represented AFSC and Friends.
CPMM is Hiring a Youth Program Leader
The Monthly Meeting seeks to contract with a Quaker to serve as Youth Program Leader, specifically for youth ages 5 to 12. The job announcement is here:
Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) Section of the Americas, and AFSC:
Quaker UN Office Celebrates 75 Years
The Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) recently celebrated its 75th anniversary with a reception and talk at Scandinavia House in New York City. QUNO is a joint effort of the Friends World Committee for Consultation and AFSC in New York and a joint effort of FWCC and Britain Yearly Meeting in Geneva.
From Friends Journal
Mid-Atlantic Quakers Form Regional Lobbying Organization
by Friends Journal
Friends from Philadelphia Yearly Meeting have formed a new lobbying organization to advocate for tackling climate change at the state and regional levels. Quaker Action in the Mid-Atlantic Region (QAMAR) is a 501(c) (4) group that will draw on its founders’ decades of organizing work to pressure elected officials to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fund conversion to clean energy.
WIDER QUAKER WORLD
Curious about Quakers? Enjoy podcasts? Here are a few sources!
“Quakers Today: A Quaker Podcast Exploring Faith in Contemporary Life”
With host Peterson Toscano
Pendle Hill Retreat & Study Center
“The Seed: Conversations for Radical Hope”
With host Dwight Dunston
Thee Quaker podcast brings stories of spiritual courage to your ears.
With co-hosts Jon Watts and Georgia Sparling