"We are called to an Abrahamic journey,leaving the familiar to walk with God
as a stranger in a strange land,always inviting and invokinga commonwealth that is now and not yet,
about to become and already here."
-- Lloyd Lee Wilson, 1998
Join Jamaica Plain Quakers for our next monthly community potluck, Sunday, April 12! Yes, this is Easter Sunday! Bring your family and friends (and Easter leftovers) for a festive celebration! Potluck supper is at 5 p.m., followed by Quaker meeting for worship at 6 p.m. The trailer has microwaves but no conventional oven,
so if you bring a potluck dish that needs reheating, please make sure
it's in a microwave-safe container.
Then on Tuesday, April 21 (please note the date change) at 7:30 p.m. we have the honor of hosting Kenyan Friend and peace worker Getry Agizah Anguya, who will present on "Grassroots Reconciliation After Violence." Getry is Programmes Coordinator of Friends in Peace and Community Development (FPCD), based in Kenya's Western Province. At 27 years old, she has already witnessed violence tear community apart. And she has seen fear replaced with trust, retribution with cooperation, and the deep wounds of trauma begin to heal.
Jamaica Plain Quakers meets in the trailer that houses the First
Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain at 633 Centre Street at Myrtle Street,
across from the post office in JP Center. The trailer and bathroom are
wheelchair accessible. If you can't make this meeting but would like to come in the
future, we meet on the second and fourth Sundays of every month, so our
next scheduled meetings are Sunday, April 26th and May 10th (Mother's Day), 2009.
May 10th is also the 13th annual Mother's Walk for Peace
, a community gathering of awareness and hope and a fundraiser for Boston's Louis D. Brown Peace Institute. On December 20, 1993, on his way to the Christmas party of the group
he'd just joined, Teens Against Gang Violence, Louis D. Brown was murdered. Joseph and Tina Chery established the Louis D. Brown Peace
Institute in 1994 to carry on the legacy of their son, working toward
preventing violence in their community. Committed to restorative justice and building
sustainable peace in our home communities, the Peace Institute assists and supports the families of homicide victims and works hand in hand with young men who have been defined as
“the problem” to build peace block by block in the communities of
Dorchester. For more information, go to http://peace123.bizland.com/peace_walk.html