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Wherever you may be in the world, you are an important part of the Ramallah Friends Meeting community. Stay connected.

Our newsletter, regular reflections, recommended websites, books, and videos are available for your personal ponderings & to share with your meeting.


There has been an active and vibrant Palestinian Quaker community in Ramallah since the late 1800’s. The Meeting is a spiritual home for Friends, far and wide. 
Spring Appeal 2018
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This year's issue lifts up historical connections and growing solidarity. From Ramallah to Norway to Lebanon and beyond.


Wherever you are in the world, you are an important part of the Ramallah Friends Meeting community.


Articles include:

Brummana Meeting

Quaker Service in Lebanon

Welcome Home, Mai

Support to Gaza

Occupied with Nonviolence

Caring for the Meeting House

World Quaker Day

Solidarity with Norwegian Friends

Nakba: 70 Years Ago

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Ramallah Meeting Gallery

Mai Zaru
Brummana Monthly Meeting & Saleem
Tom, Karen & Jean
The Society for Biblical Studies
QVA Delegation - Olive Picking
Nabeel & Jean
Mid-Week Meeting for Worship
Mid-Week Meeting for Worship
All are Welcome
International Center of Bethlehem
Facing Table
International Peacemakers
Fellowship in Meeting House Garden
Friends from AFSC
Faith & Play
Carter Hallward Group
Mai, Jane, Jean & Max
Deena & Jean
Jean & John
Kate & Jean
Living Letters Work Day
Norwegian Friends
Fellowship After Meeting for Worship
Canadian Mennonite University
Center for Women and Democracy
Rev. Janet DeVries
Swedish Christian Study Centre
AFSC International Staff
Fellowship after Mid-Week Meeting
Mid-Week Meeting
Mid-Week Meeting Potluck
Chico Friends Meeting
Friends from California & Ramallah
Fellowship Among Friends
Fellowship following Meeting
Friends from Near and Far
Easter 2017
International Peace Workers
Friends from Britian Yearly Meeting
AFSC International Visit
International Theologians Program
United Church of Christ
Gifting a Prayer Shawl to Jean
Enjoying the Peace Garden
University of Basel in Switzerland
Women to Women Tour
Mats & Jean
Pacific School of Religion
Mid-Week Meeting
Mid-Week Meeting
Nabeel Ajlouny
Visit from German Friends
Welcoming Swedish Friends
Solidarity with Gaza
Sending Love and Light
Westtown Friends School 2017
Westtown Friends School Visit 2017
Westtown Friends School 2017
Westtown Friends School 2017
Westtown Friends School 2017
Trinity Lutheran Seminary 2017
Westmont College Middle East Program
Swathmore College
Quaker Voluntary Action
Swedish Theological Institute
Quaker Voluntary Action
Society of Biblical Studies
Quaker Voluntary Action
Mid Week Meeting for Worship
Pastoral Delegation from Indiana
American College Students
Quaker Voluntary Action
Middle East Study Program
Mennonite Pastors from Indiana
Christmas Gathering 2016
Mid Week Meeting for Worship
Quaker Voluntary Action
Ecumenical Peace Workers
Ecumenical Peace Workers
Christmas 2016
Christmas 2016
Episcopal Delegation
Episcopal Delegation
Christmas 2016
French Mennonite Delegation
Westtown Friends School 2016 Visit
Westtown School Faculty
Pacific School of Religion Students
Friends from Far and Wide
World Council of Churches' Volunteer
AFSC International Delegation
Waleed Zaru
International Books for Young People
Worshiping Community
Midweek Meeting for Worship
Tree Planting in the Garden
Celebrating the Centennial
Ted First with Jean
At the Rise of Meeting
Meeting for Worship July 2016
Fellowship after Meeting for Worship
Engaging Dialogue in the Garden
Meeting for Worship
Old Friends Reconnect
Swedish Bilda Delegation
Sharing after Worship
Advent 2014
Westtown Friends School Students
Palestinian Hospitality
Landrum Bolling
The Worshiping Community
Inside the Meeting House
World Council of Churches
Quaker Peace & Social Witness
Global Ministries' Leadership Tour
Rise of Meeting
Villages in the Ramallah Area
Landrum Bolling
All are Welcome!
The Spiritual Benefits of Picking Up Trash

A Ministry of Learning, Hospitality & Service 

from the Friends of Ramallah Friends Meeting (Quakers)

FreindsofSabeelgroup&FellowshipMarch 11,

Dear Friends,

​Recently, when Friends sat in Worship they received the following ministry from Jean Zaru: "We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed." (2 Corinthians 4:8-9). That ministry remains the context in which Ramallah Friends Meeting (RFM) gathers in worship every First Day. ​

​That ministry also remains the context in which Jean Zaru carries out her ministry of receiving groups and delegations of theologians, teachers and youth of all faiths from around the world. For decades Jean has provided leadership among Palestinian Christians in understanding and articulating the faith base of nonviolence; this is a message she has carried internationally until recent years when age and health made those travels more difficult.


Through October more than 250 people, in groups of varying sizes have come to the meetinghouse this year to learn from Jean and to share with her. It is a quiet ministry,
akin to dropping a stone in a pond, but a ministry of strength and power as those ripples proceed outward to many countries...

This work is possible through your continuing prayers and your financial support, both are deeply appreciated.


Spring Letter 2017
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