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2011 April • FWCC Manila Peace Team

Friends Peace Teams to Indonesia accompanied four Indonesian women, two from Indonesia Yearly Meeting and two from SHEEP in Yogyakarta, March 30 – April 8, 2011, in joining Friends World Committee for Consultation, Asia/West Pacific Section’s Gathering in Manila, joining the young Friends gathering on the last day.

Indonesia Yearly Meeting

Indonesia Yearly Meeting Gathering 2010

The study packet for this year is: FAITH AND ACTION


James 2: 14-17 My brothers, what good is it for someone to say that he has faith if his actions do not prove it? Can that faith save him? Suppose there are brothers or sisters who need clothes and don’t have enough to eat. What good is there in saying to them, “God Bless You! Keep warm and eat well!” – if you don’t give them the necessities of life? So it is with faith: if it is alone and includes no actions, then it is dead.

Friends from SHEEP became more acquainted with the Religious Society of Friends and we had time with Friends from Indonesia Yearly Meeting to discuss plans to translate more Quaker material into Indonesian.

Contents in the Study Packet for this Gathering includes:

Introduction by Valerie Joy, Executive Secretary AWPS pp 2-3

1. Faith in Practice, Bhaskar Sonkamble, General Conference of Friends in India (GCFI) pp 4-5

2. Are our Actions prompted by our Faith? David Johnson, Far North Queensland, Australia YM pp 6-7

3. Faith versus Good Works:  The Premise Is Wrong Boni Quirog, Philippines Unprogrammed Friends pp 7-9

4. Living our Faith, Nick Bagnall, Aotearoa NZ pp 9-10

5. Reflection on James 2 :14 Topsy Evans, Australia YM p 10

6. Living our Faith, Paul Anderson, Professor of Biblical and Quaker Studies, George Fox University pp 11-12

7. A Living Faith: A Reflection on James2: 14-17, Gerry Guiton, Australia YM pp 12-14

8. Reflections on James 2: Anne Price, Australia YM pp 14-16

9. Living our Faith: Mamoru Hitomi, Japan YM pp 16-17

10. Faithful Action: Janet Scott, Britain Yearly Meeting pp17-18

11. Faith in Action: Dayal Gour, GCFI, 19-20