Meeting Links

Friendly Faces: We have a Flickr Account in the name of making it easier to post and share photos. If you have photos of Meeting events you would like to post, contact Jessi Snyder.

PYM – Pacific Yearly Meeting

The “Quaker Oak”

South Valley Peace Center

Conscientious Objector Counseling Project

Before You Enlist

Thinking About War and Participarion in War (

Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP)

Some Statements on Vocal Ministry
[Reprinted from Faith and Practice and Friends Journal]

Urgent Epistle from the Global Warming Workshop at FGC


Saundra Sturdevant, died 2013

Sara Aixin Curtis Ruehling, 1998-2005

Memorial to Diana Araujo, 1947-2003

Memorial to Bard McAllister, 1918-2001

Antiwar Activity

Just Foreign Policy Iraqi Death Estimator

Cost of the War in Iraq
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The Visalia Friends Meeting has been at the forefront of local antiwar activities, leading to the formation of a new umbrella group, the South Valley Peace Center. We maintained a vigil on the corner of Mooney and Walnut every Sunday from September 2002 through the “nominal end” of the war in Iraq. We are now on the street again, first Sunday of each month, protesting our continuing destructive involvement in Iraq.

Immigration Issues

Several of our members and attenders are involved with the AFSC’s Proyecto Campesino in Visalia. Additionally, one member, Saundra Sturdevant, worked through her own documentary photography and the Migrant Photography Project to raise consciousness of the plight of immigrant labor in the fields of California’s Central Valley.

anti-Minuteman Rally
(See related Flier)

Our New YouTube Channel

The Visalia Friends Meeting now has its own YouTube channel. The intention is to post videos describing the wide range of issues our members and attenders are involved with.

Other Links of Interest to Quakers

The Quaker Home Page

Just and Unjust War, by Howard Zinn

Bumper Stickers at PYM

A Statement from Leaders of Friends Organizations in the U.S.
Regarding the War in Iraq

Humboldt Meeting’s Statement Expressing Concern
about Recent Erosions of Civil Liberties

Quaker Statements on the Pledge of Allegiance

Sierra Friends Center (formerly John Woolman School)

Friends Committees for State & National Legislation

FCNL Statement on 9/11
A web site detailing how each politician votes on the issues

An Open Letter to the American People Re. 9/11

Study Materials on the Gospel of Thomas and Gnostic Writings

1880 Article: “The Position of Quakerism”

Quaker News Group

Quaker Economist

Quaker Electronic Archive
[Including an On-Line Meeting]

List of some Friends Meetings

Autobiography of George Fox
…with Linked Index and Guide
…on Audio (mp3 files)

American Friends Service Committee

AFSC: Youth and the Military

Religious Organizing Against the Death Penalty Project

Martin Luther King’s Speech about Vietnam