Nurturing Ourselves as Peacebuilders
in a Divided World with Bridget Moix
April 16 – 18, 2021
REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT 5:00 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14
“…When day comes we step out of the shade, aflame and unafraid
The new dawn blooms as we free it
For there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it
If only we’re brave enough to be it.”
– Amanda Gorman, Youth Poet Laureate
How do we sustain our witness as peacebuilders amid division, violence, and fear? How do we turn our anger and dismay into positive change in the world? How do we practice hope?
This workshop will help us reconnect and renew ourselves as peacebuilders. Together we we will learn from examples of people building peace around the world, take time to reflect on our own leadings, and share practical ways we can help heal our country and communities. This virtual program will be active and interactive.
RISE UP SINGING & RISE AGAIN
Peter Blood and Annie Patterson have Graciously provided Quaker Center with publisher direct copies of their original songbooks for a greatly reduced price. Consider purchasing a Rise Up Singing or Rise Again songbook from us! These books are normally $20.00 when purchased on Amazon, but we are happy to make them available to you (or gift recipient of your choosing) for $15.00 and we’ll pay for the postage.
CZU Lightning Fire Update
As you may know, Quaker Center had been evacuated due to the fires in Santa Cruz County. NO MAJOR QC STRUCTURE HAS BEEN LOST! By all accounts, the Ben Lomond Fire Department did a great job defending the Center and the adjacent Sequoia Center. We have lost a woodshed and about two-years worth of firewood and have sustained damage to about 1800 feet of our water lines. The air quality (due to ash and smoke) combined with extreme summer temperatures have made repopulation challenging but we are in the process of cleaning up and starting over!
We will do our best to keep you updated here over the next few days and weeks.
If you prefer to send a check, please send to:
Quaker Center PO Box 686 Ben Lomond, CA 95005
THE BEN LOMOND QUAKER CENTER
is a self-service conference and retreat center in northern California that offers simple, modestly priced, comfortable accommodations. We are located on 80 acres of redwood forest, an hour and a half south of San Francisco and 25 minutes outside of Santa Cruz. You are invited to come to this serene and beautiful place for:
- Group rentals Temporarily Suspended
- PERSONAL RETREATS: We now have 5 options: Sojourner’s Cottage, The Haven, The Casa de Luz, the Redwood Loft and the Family Suite!
- Quaker Center programs focused on Quaker history and practice, spirituality, and social justice. Now (mostly) Online
Quaker Center is a nonprofit under the care of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). We welcome all people and groups, regardless of Quaker affiliation, who are in harmony with Friends’ values of integrity, unity, equality, simplicity, peace and community. We also strive to live in harmony with all creation. All are invited to use our facility for gatherings and personal retreats, as well as participate in our programs and camps.
Quaker Center offers a daily online meeting for worship from 7:30 until 8:00 AM, Pacific Time. You can join us from anywhere in the world!
We welcome visitors. Please call 831-336-8333 to schedule a convenient time.