Quaker Pagans Host Conference in Michigan
Can one be a Quaker and a Pagan at the same time? Members of the Religious Society of Friends who experience the Divine through Nature not only say "yes," but are organizing nationally for the first time - at Great Waters Pagan Friends Gathering.
The Gathering takes place Memorial Day weekend, May 25-28, 2007 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Gathering includes workshops, worship, discussions and more at the Ann Arbor Friends Meeting on Hill Street. Huron Valley Pagan Friends Circle is sponsoring the Gathering.
While Ann Arbor Friends Meeting is not co-sponsoring the Gathering, the Meeting holds the Gathering in the Light; Gathering organizers also hold Ann Arbor Friends Meeting in the Light.
"Are you a Quaker who experiences the Divine primarily through Nature, the Earth and Her seasons, the Divine Feminine, the Goddess and the God, or other pre-Christian Deities?" the organizers write on their website, www.great-waters.blogspot.com. "Are you a Pagan who finds Quaker worship and Quaker testimonies - Peace, Simplicity, Equality, Integrity, and
Stewardship/Earthcare - a central part of how you walk through your life? [Then] come to Great Waters."
The $45 registration fee does not include food or lodging (information on both, including camping options, are available at the website).
Participants under the age of five attend for free.
Find out more about Huron Valley Pagan Friends Circle at