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Bear Creek Friends and Monteverde Friends School

Last year I wrote about this drawing on the envelope of a letter from Monteverde Friends School, which is in Costa Rica. Soon after I received my letter, Bear Creek Friends Meeting’s clerk, Jackie Leckband, brought another envelope to meeting … Continue reading

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Bear Creek Friends and Monteverde Friends School

I’ve written recently about the connections between Bear Creek Friends Meeting, in the countryside north of Earlham, Iowa, and the Monteverde Friends community in Costa Rica. A recent email conversation began when I expressed my appreciation for the hand drawn … Continue reading

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Responses from Monteverde Friends School

I recently wrote about this drawing on the envelope of a letter from Monteverde Friends School, which is in Costa Rica. My family and Iowa Quakers have a long history with the Monteverde community in Costa Rica. It is always … Continue reading

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Monteverde and Environmental Injustice

I was glad to receive this good news from Rick Juliusson from Monteverde Friends School in response to the recent blog post, Monteverde Friends suffer severe damage from storm.  “Thank you so much for your support, Jeff. We appreciate the … Continue reading

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Monteverde and Iowa Quakers’ peace concerns

Yesterday I briefly described how Quakers decided to leave the U.S. and move to Costa Rica because of increasing militarism. At the same time (late 1940’s) that Eston and Marvin Rockwell and Wolf Guindon were imprisoned for resisting peacetime conscription … Continue reading

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Monteverde Friends suffer severe damage from storm

“Tropical Storm Nate created a state of emergency in Costa Rica and here in Monteverde. Cut off from the main town of Santa Elena by a washed out bridge, no electricity/internet/telephone, limited water and food supplies, and uncertainty about future … Continue reading

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Peace in a culture of violence?

For years Quakers have had Peace and Social Concerns Committees. I’ve been praying and thinking about what that work should entail these days. This country’s culture of violence has taken dramatically new forms that we haven’t adapted our work to … Continue reading

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Memorial Day and Peace

As a Quaker and someone who believes War is Not the Answer, I have conflicting feelings about Memorial Day. I respect those who felt they should serve in the military, knowing they might have to put their lives at risk, … Continue reading

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International Indigenous Land Protectors

I was very happy to hear from Eugenio from the Monteverde Friends School this morning. But saddened to be reminded of the struggles in that part of the world, and the death of Jefry Rivera. Many Indigenous people are begin … Continue reading

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Going Beyond Local Boundaries

My family, and many others in Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative) have close ties with Monteverde Friends.  Lucky (Standing) Guindon, my mother’s cousin and constant companion during their childhood, was one of the original group of Quakers who moved to Monteverde, … Continue reading

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