Courtesy of Daniel Rhodes
Wherever you may be in the world, you are an important part of the Ramallah Friends Meeting community. Stay connected.
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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.
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.
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
Make a Gift
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from the Friends of Ramallah Friends Meeting (Quakers)
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.