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In our continuing series, we will explore additional Quaker Dialogues with queries from the Claremont, Calif. Meeting. These dialogues aim to facilitate both spiritual self-awareness and community-building.

Posted on 6/26/2017 by Kimberly Nelson
  •  AVP is dedicated to reducing violence: on the streets, at work, in schools, in homes, and in relationships everywhere
  • AVP provides tools for creative, nonviolent resolution to conflicts used by peace workers such as Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Jesus of Nazareth, and many others

 The Basic AVP Workshop is fun and empowers personal growth—an interactive, intensive,
2½-day experience that hones interpersonal conflict-resolution skills. Experiential exercises, small groups, and one-to-one interactions build community and trust around the themes of:
    Affirmation & Self Esteem
   Communication & Cooperation
   Creative Conflict Resolution
 
Mission Statement: AVP is an all-volunteer organization offering experiential workshops that empower individuals to liberate themselves and others from the burden of violence. Our fundamental belief is that there is a “power for peace” in everyone, and that this power works through individuals who are open to it to transform violence to nonviolence. AVP builds on a spiritual base of respect and caring for self and others.
 
Workshop Schedule

Day

Time

'Friday, July 21

7 PM – 10 PM

'Saturday, July 22

9 AM – 6 PM

'Sunday, July 23

10 AM – 4 PM

 
Registration Fee: $75.00. There is a sliding scale based on participants' ability to pay. The
fee includes light meals (lunches on Saturday & Sunday). There will be optional vegetarian
dishes, and please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.
Please register now. The workshop is limited to 16 participants.
To hold your spot we ask for a deposit of $25.00. Checks to AVP Texas, please.
The registrar is Braveheart Gillani. Kindly call Two ate one 7 seven three ate for seven nine email iffatgillani at gmail dot com
 
Accommodations: If you are coming from a distance, we can arrange for hospitality in the home of a member of the Live Oak Friends Meeting, Houston.
 
 

Posted on 6/25/2017 by Kevin King

There are many ways to read the bible. We will explore interpreting what we read in the bible using a four point summary of biblical interpretation methods, using an essay by Gene Marshall called "New Testament Living"

Posted on 6/17/2017 by Leada Dietz

Our very own Young Adult Friend Tom Cassidy will talk about his experience this past year with the Friends Committee on National Legislation Advocacy Corps.

Posted on 6/9/2017 by Leada Dietz

Our very own Young Adult Friend Tom Cassidy will talk about his experience this past year with the Friends Committee on National Legislation Advocacy Corps.

Posted on 6/9/2017 by Leada Dietz

We will address "How is Spirit Moving in Your Life?". We also may explore stewardship of our personal resources in regard to how we use our Quaker testimonies (peace, integrity, simplicity and equality) in our relationships with others and the earth.

Posted on 6/2/2017 by Leada Dietz

There will be no adult first day school at 9:20-10:20 am this coming Sunday due to Memorial Day Holiday.

Posted on 5/24/2017 by Leada Dietz

Raul Alcaraz Ochoafrom the ACLU of Texas will present an overview of ACLU's fight for immigrants' rights at the state AND local level. He will help us to understand what rights immigrants have when interacting with the police or ICE. Rev. Ronnie Lister from the AFL-CIO will talk about Houston's Sanctuary Network, and how to join it.

Posted on 5/11/2017 by Leada Dietz

Rich and others who attended South Central Yearly meeting last month will lead a discussion on their experiences at that meeting, especially regarding the theme of ecological justice.

Posted on 5/5/2017 by Leada Dietz