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West Papua Self-Determination
Jason MacLeod's 2019 James Backhouse Lecture, Animating Freedom: Accompanying Indigenous struggles for self-determination, reflected on accompanying West Papuans in their struggle for self-determination. VIEW Jason's entire Lecture, as delivered at the recent Yearly Meeting of Australian Quakers, in Hobart here.
READ QPLC's Action Alert which follows recent nonviolent demonstrations in West Papau for a vote on independence here.
READ the 2019 Quaker Earthcare Epistle on Climate Emergency and Species Extinction adopted at YM19 in Hobart, which arose from Australian Friends' concern about our own and others' response to key environmental crises. Read the full Epistle here.
ALSO read QPLC's Action Alert Climate Emergency, Supporting Pacific Voices, focusing on the recent Pacific Islands Forum and how seriously climate crisis is affecting their future, here.
Are you alert to practices here and throughout the world which discriminate against people on the basis of who or what they are or because of their beliefs? Bear witness to the humanity of all people, includuing those who break society's conventions or it laws. Try to discern new growing points in social and economic life. Seek to understand the causes of unrest and fear, Are you working to bring about a just and compassionate society which allows everyone to develop their capacities and fosters the desire to serve.
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