Midyear Meeting: Fourth Month, 12 and 13, 2014. Bear Creek Meeting in Earlham, Iowa. Mark your calendars now. More information to come.
The 2014 annual Sessions of Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative) will be held Seventh Month, 22-27, 2014.
News and Announcements
Thinking about the future. Jeff Kisling, clerk of the Earthcare Subcommittee, has written a thought provoking essay envisioning some changes we might see in the near future. Read it here.
From the Peace and Social Concerns Committee and the Earthcare Subcommittee:
The Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan is in precarious and dangerous condition. Please write to your congressperson and the President today. Click here for more information about the situation.
Scattergood School Farm Manager Mark Quee gave a terrific closing speech at the February 8, 2013 Practical Farmers of Iowa Annual Cooperators Meeting. You can read the speech on the PFI website or download a pdf.
IYM(C) Quakers on the radio! Rob Dillard of Iowa Public Radio featured segments on different religious groups on "Being in Iowa" the week of October 22-26. If you missed the original broadcast, you can listen online here to interviews with members of our yearly meeting as well as Iowa Yearly Meeting (FUM): iowapublicradio.org/
Read an AFSC blog post about the Scattergood School peace walk held on September 8: Moved and Shaken for Peace.
Here is a YouTube video of the barn razing at the Scattergood Farm during IYMC yearly meeting sessions last summer: Barn razing at Scattergood.
Read Deborah Fink's article on Iran in the Ames Tribune from 10-6-2012: "Maybe war-mongers need a waiting period"
The Iowan Sept-Oct. 2012, published a superb article highlighting 4 farms, and one of those farms was Scattergood's! Read it here.
News from Scattergood School and Farm! Some recent bequests have been received by Scattergood's endowment, which now stands at over $4 million, which puts it among the top 15% of US boarding schools with a student population under 120. More details in this letter.
Learn about the Possibility Alliance, the intentional community associated with Silver River Worship Group in Missouri. From a local TV news story. http://www.heartlandconnection.com/news/story.aspx?id=793985#.UELANUKLOJ1
From the Earthcare Subcommittee, August 2012: Please read this letter from Jose Aguto, FCNL Legislative Secretary for Sustainable Energy and Environment, with many action suggestions and information sources on climate change.