The Peace and Social Concerns Committee of the Ottawa Monthly Meeting had a table of informational materials at the People's Social Forum, which took place in Ottawa, August 21-24. We shared materials about CFSC's work on Aboriginal concerns and about Quaker peace efforts, such as the upcoming Youth and Militarization Conference.
To be without an ordained clergy is not to be without either leadership or ministry. The gifts of the Spirit to us include both. For us, calls to particular ministries are usually for a limited period of time, and those gifts pertain to the task rather than the person. In one lifetime a person may be called to a number of ministries.