Devon Area Meeting
For dates and locations of Area meetings for business, see the Events page
A list of 'Who does What' in Devon AM by Responsibilties A/Z, including appointments made in January 2013
The same list, but arranged primarily by Local Meetings A/Z
A historical list showing most of those who have held AM Responsibilites since January 2010.
For matters of interest to Devon Elders and Overseers, click here
For guidance on funding for individuals to attend events click here
For aids to democratic action at all levels, see the Politics page (under Issues, Concerns, Actions)
For the latest information on Meeting for Sufferings, see Members Pages - National Happenings.
For Testimonies to the lives of Friends in Devon,see below:
Margaret Harriet Douglas 1915-2008, Barnstaple Meeting (Area Meeting November 2009)
Norman Stevens 1914-2007, Exmouth Meeting (Area Meeting January 2010)
Jack and Ruth Dobbs 1922-2008, Totnes Meeting (Area Meeting January 2012)
For appeals petitions campaigns and consultations, see below. Most links below go to websites which are fairly permanent - see the note at the end of the list. All of them were suggested by Quakers in Devon or were in Quaker publications as editorial or inserts:
- Campaign against goods sold in Europe by illegal Israeli settlements: Patricia Cockrell, whose report as an Ecumenical Accompanier was in DQN in November 2010, asks if Friends might wish to join this campaign for better labelling by writing to their MEPs.
Avaaz.org is a new global web movement with a democratic mission and worldwide reach: "to close the gap between the world we have, and the world most people everywhere want". Their mission statement mentions human rights, the environment, poverty, corruption and war. A Climate Change campaign is in progress now (Sept 2009). Jewish Voice for Peace is run by Jews campaigning for peace on behalf of Palestinians, and solicits worldwide support for their cause. Vote for a Change This campaign is for electoral reform leading to a more representative UK government. The immediate goal is a referendum on reform at the next general election. The campaign is currently (end-Sept) asking for signatures on a letter to be sent to David Cameron, which will ask him to support such a referendum. Fellowship of Reconciliation. For Young Peacemakers Network, the International Peacemakers Fund, and campaigning for non-violent solutions to problems (a leaflet was included loose in 'the Friend' for 18.09.2009). Dignity in Dying asks members of the public to respond to the Government's consultation paper 'Shaping the future of care together' before 13 November 2009. http://www.1010uk.org/ This is the Guardian website on which you can pledge to reduce your own carbon footprint by 10% by the end of 2010. http://www.womankind.org.uk/ An insert in 'the Friend' asked for donations in support of women campaiging in their countries against the practice of female 'circumcision'.
- Amnesty International An insert in 'the Friend'.
- Peace Direct An insert in 'the Friend'.
- Scientists for Global Responsibility An insert in 'the Friend'.
If you know of an appeal or petition which you think should be here, know that an item above is out of date, or wish to comment on any aspect of the list, please email email@example.com In order to keep the list as short as possible links lead to websites. Through them you can choose to receive reminder emails or sign particular petitions. Local appeals for money - eg for building restoration - are not included here.