Friendly Faces: We have a Flickr Account in the name of VFMeeting@Yahoo.com making it easier to post and share photos. If you have photos of Meeting events you would like to post, contact Jessi Snyder.
Thinking About War and Participarion in War (co.quaker.org)
Some Statements on Vocal Ministry
[Reprinted from Faith and Practice and Friends Journal]
Sara Aixin Curtis Ruehling, 1998-2005
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.
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.
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
Bumper Stickers at PYM
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 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)
AFSC: Youth and the Military
Religious Organizing Against the Death Penalty Project
Martin Luther King’s Speech about Vietnam