CSAYM Co-Clerk Justine Limpitlaw and Young Friends Co-Clerk Khosi Sekoere are attending the World Plenary Meeting in Peru as representatives of C&SAYM. Though they are out of email contact, Friends from the British Yearly Meeting were kind enough to share the news below with us.
We’re writing to you from Pisak, Peru in the Sacred Valley, surrounded by the towering Andes. This is the stunning location for the Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) International Representatives Meeting. About 350 Friends are gathered here, from Bolivia to Russia, from New Zealand to Ghana, to consider the theme “Living the Transformation: Creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God.”
The meeting has been a rich experience so far, with varied worship, base groups and fellowship. Of particular interest are the four consultations being carried out:
– Equipping FWCC (considering how to reform FWCC to better fulfill its purpose of connecting Friends, crossing cultures and changing lives)
– Ministry and leadership (concentrating on how to develop Quaker leaders and generating new ideas for a youth pilgrimage)
– Living ministry communities (focussed on how to create active and vital Quaker communities)
– Sustaining life on Earth (aiming to build on the Kabarak call to develop worldwide Quaker action on environmental, economic and spiritual challenges)
Hopefully these consultations will have specific outcomes that each Yearly meeting can take forward. We look forward to feeding back on our return!
Ann, Alick, Liz, Huw, Lee and George
(BYM representatives to FWCC)