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Fall 2018 Newsletter with Queries 

2019 Gathering:

The 2019 IMYM Annual Gathering will take place June 9-16 at Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico.  The theme of the gathering is “Fear, Faith and the Future.”

Everyone is welcome to attend for as much of the gathering as they can.  We  ask that Friends prayerfully consider what they can afford for the Annual Gathering, and pay as they are led.

The “Early Days” of seminars will begin on Monday, June 10th and complete on Wednesday June 12.

The “Regular Days” of programming, worship, and meetings for business will begin the evening of Wednesday June 12 with a meeting for welcoming and conclude with meeting for worship on Sunday morning.

More information will be available at this site in coming months.



NEWS

Report from the Institutional Assessment on Racism Task Force: Recommendations & FGC Central Committee 2018 Discernment
Two years after Friends General Conference’s governing body approved the initiation of an institutional assessment on systemic racism; a full report and summary with recommendations are now available. Based on this report and recommendations, FGC’s governing body, Central Committee, has approved a minute to commit FGC to becoming an anti-racist organization in a multi-year process.  There was strong unity in the body, which gives hope to many. The discernment process that brought us to this unity further revealed why FGC needs a spirit-led intervention to become an anti-racist organization – many of the processes that inform our faith community are tainted by the destructive power of white supremacy and require a widespread commitment to transformation.

You can read the report and download the report and summary at the FGC website


Mountain Friends Camp had another wonderful summer. You can read their latest update here.


2018 Gathering:

The 2018 gathering was held June 10-17, at Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico.
Proceedings of the Yearly Meeting are now available.

 

Evaluations for 2018 Yearly Meeting are now available(Excel spreadsheet with tabs – revised Aug. 23)


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