Africa – Asia-West Pacific – Europe and Middle East – Americas
See how the Asia West Pacific Section celebrated World Quaker Day 2019.
Quakers in Bohol, Philippines held meeting for worship and discussion on the world family of Friends and welcomed a number of newcomers.
World Quaker Day was celebrated in Friends Girls Higher Secondary School Sohagpur on 4th Oct 2019. The Chairman of Friends School Governing Board Devdas Shrisunder shared that there is a supernatural light in humankind which guides us and the God has made us all equal.
11 plants were planted in the school campus by the students on this Quaker Day for the theme “Sustainability : Planting seeds of renewal for the world we love”. Later, Manager Sheila Jecob and Accounts Officer G.R. Mandloi addressed and shared about the efforts of living in equality and harmony.
The Quakers Day was celebrated in the Friends Rural Centre Rasulia with great enthusiasm at 4.30 pm. The programme was started by Chief Trustee, Devdas Shrisunder with sharing a brief history of Quakers and telling about the Quaker faith and practice. He also told that today all over the world quakers were focusing on plantation and sowing seeds to save our planet Earth. Ronald Titus told how the beautiful world created by God is being used by us in such a ruthless manner and how we can save our planet before it is too late.
Nalini Titus asked the workers to take small steps to save the future of our children by not using polythene bags and by protecting trees. She also advised them to use water carefully.
Denis Jonathan , the president of the Centre, offered the last prayer. The snacks were served with cold drinks and then all of us proceeded for the plantation. Everyone who was present there , participated and enjoyed the evening.
Hong Kong Friends had an outside meeting at a country park in Kowloon.
We decided to celebrate our Meeting's 30th anniversary on World Quaker Day. Several founding or very early members shared their stories and memories. We enjoyed a shared lunch and very special chocolate cake, shown being cut by our oldest and youngest members.
Taranaki Monthly Meeting, New Plymouth new Zealand celebrated with a special morning tea with a Q chocolate cake, vegan lemon cake and muffins and fellowship before Meeting for Worship and a welcome to an international visitor, Mary Russell, from the UK. Left to right Alex St Geroge, Geoffrey Steedman, Fridtjof Hanson, Anne Goodman, Mary Russell (UK) Liz Bridgeman, and Joanna Hanson.
We have interpreted Sustainability: planting seeds for renewal of this world we love literally and have started an on-going Tararanki Quaker Native Tree Nursery Project to nurture a collection of native seedlings (either found or grown from seeds collected by Friends) to plant out for restoration of native forest at some future date. The first plant collected in time for World Quaker Day is shown here and is a native Kowhai rescued from a growing wild in a suburban garden where previously it would have been pulled out and discarded.
Greeting from the Phenom Penh Worship Group on World Quaker Day 2019!
The Day was celebrated in the Friends Rural Centre, Rasulia with great enthusiasm. Devdas Shrisunder told us that today all over the world Quakers were focusing on plantation and sowing seeds to save our planet Earth. Ronald Titus told how the beautiful world created by God is being used by us in such a ruthless manner and how we can save our planet before it is too late.
- Nalini Titus asked the workers to take small steps to save the future of our children by not using polythene bags and by protecting trees and advised them to use water carefully. Everyone participated in planting trees and enjoyed the evening.
We held an Open Day, one week earlier, because on 6 October we had a Safe Quaker Communities Day for all representatives from all over Australia. We raised money for QSA, so it was a combined celebration.