As travel remains impossible, we continue to create virtual opportunities for our many supporters to gather, connect, and learn together. CFSC’s Clerks host a weekly Meeting for Worship via Zoom (contact us for details), and we delivered major online series The Only Way Forward and Are We Done Fighting? discussed in this issue of Quaker Concern.
We hosted a screening of Free Trip to Egypt, followed by discussion of how personal contact can help in bridging divides.
We helped organize and were part of a series of webinars on Indigenous rights (you can view videos of all six sessions on Pendle Hill’s YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/3qFZyYF)
We hosted our long-time partners Dan and Mary-Lou Smoke for an evening of storytelling, songs, and learning. (You can listen to their radio show Smoke Signals on Sundays from 6:30-8:00 pm Eastern online at http://RadioWestern.ca)
Jennifer Preston and associate member Paul Joffe presented virtually to staff of Environment and Climate Change Canada, discussing the UN Declaration, with a focus on climate change and sustainable development. Jennifer also presented to Hamilton Meeting about reconciliation and local actions.
We also welcomed two new staff to our small team: Dalya Eidda, taking over from Tasmin Rajotte in the role of Administrator, and Stacy Halloran, serving as CFSC Finance Assistant while Megan Shaw is on maternity leave.