February 2011

Faith and Genetics

What can be said about faith and genetics?   The Biotechnology Reference Group of the Canadian Council of Churches has developed a draft curriculum to introduce discussion on the topic of genetics to those who are not scientists and may feel overwhelmed by the sorts of choices now available.   The draft curriculum is being tested now and should be available in the fall for use as an educational tool.

Quaker Earthcare Witness

I have taken on a new challenge - general secretary of Quaker Earthcare Witness - QEW - check out its website at www.quakerearthcare.org    I am working with Quakers in North America to see how we can change the way we live to be less destructive to the earth.   QEW is more or less a virtual organization doing a lot of its work by email, and through electronic discussion groups.   The organization does meet twice a year.  This may be reduced to just once a year.  The next face to face meeting