Mural – Quaker Testimonies – at Santa Monica Friends Meeting

April 26, 2014, SCQM Spring Gathering, Santa Monica, CA

A joint project of Santa Monica Friends Meeting and Southern California Quarterly Meeting, this mural about Quaker Testimonies: Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Unity and Equality, was painted on the parking lot wall of the Santa Monica Meetinghouse.

The mural was planned by teens, young adults, and the SCQM Youth Planning Committee, with artist Tanna Moontaro (Santa Monica Friends Meeting) and Alyssa Nelson (PYM Youth Program Coordinator / Davis Meeting). Younger children, parents, and others joined them to paint, and everyone signed it at the end of the day with colorful thumbprint “buds” on a community vine (see picture at bottom of page).

SMFM and SCQM Joint Project - Mural on Quaker Testimonies
SMFM and SCQM Joint Project – Mural on Quaker Testimonies

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Quaker Bolivia Link

Quaker Bolivia Link development projects in the High Andes.

QBL is supported by several Monthly Meetings in Pacific Yearly Meeting, and many individual Friends. This eight minute film shows something of the remote and poor communities QBL works in, bringing water supplies, greenhouses and agricultural development projects. QBL is one of many Quaker responses to poverty.
QBL Website link.

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La Jolla Friends join 2012 America’s Pride Parade

On July 21, 2012, La Jolla MM Quakers joined the San Diego Pride LGBT Parade.  About twenty of us walked, rode, skate-boarded, cartwheeled, and motorized cycled down the parade route.  People cheered us, thanked us for coming, and asked, “Who are Quakers?” along the way.

LJ Quakers and banner at 2012 Pride Parade

 

 

 

 

 

 

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San Diego Friends Center – Peace Crane Sculpture

Video of the Peace Crane sculpture unveiling Oct 15, 2011

Sculptor James Hubbell


Welcome to the San Diego Friends Center’s celebration of the installation of the Peace Crane sculpture and of the culmination of the visionary effort to create a sustainable facility for peace, justice, and spiritual growth.

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