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Viv Hawkins, Jubilee Seminar Presenter on Individual Witness
Viv Hawkins testifies, with Divine assistance, we can and do manifest heaven on earth. Crossing various boundaries, she invites us all to faithfully follow our Guide, kindle covenant community, and liberate for the common good the spiritual and material gifts we steward. Viv has touched poverty of spirit and, during more than 12 months in India, witnessed both extreme material poverty and individuals, organizations, and movements who alleviate it, including partners of Right Sharing of World Resources. Her Sabbath-jubilee material can be found at www.love-the-world.com.
Viv is grateful to be a member of Evergreen Worship Group and Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting who bless the ministry entrusted to her with a Spiritual Accountability Group, a peer group, material assistance, and a minute of religious service endorsed by Philadelphia Quarterly and Yearly Meetings. She has led and co-led program at Woolman Hill, Pendle Hill, FGC Gathering, and with Friends’ Meetings and schools in the U.S. and India; completed the Spiritual Formation Program, The Way of Ministry program, and an MBA; and worked with organizations as diverse as Women Helping Women, AT&T, The Nature Conservancy, and Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.
Keith Harvey, Jubilee Seminar Presenter on Corporate Witness
Since 1992, Keith Harvey serves the New England Regional Office of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) as the Executive Director. In addition to his "day job," working for peace and justice through the AFSC, Keith volunteers as a Young Friends Resource Person with the NEYM Youth Programs during our annual Sessions.
Peter & Annie Blood-Patterson, Sessions Children's Peacemakers
Peter and Annie, who led our Bible half hours in 2002, are back this year as our sessions children’s peacemakers. Over the last 25 years, Annie and Peter have played a central role in helping create a quiet revolution of group singing in the U.S. They are co-creators of the popular songbook, Rise Up Singing. They have performed and led countless sing alongs throughout North America, New Zealand and the British Isles, often under a minute of travel under religious concern. They have also often worked with children at Friends Schools and camps, including last fall at Moses Brown.
Annie is a solo folk performer, old timey banjo enthusiast and jazz vocalist. An art teacher for years, she now focuses on running their website (www.quakersong.org), singing and leading music and women’s workshops.
Peter edited Pete Seeger’s autobiography, recently released in a new edition by Norton. He was deeply involved in nonviolent resistance to war and conscription during the Vietnam War. He is a widely-respected retreat leader and Quakerism teacher and teaches nursing at UMass. They are members of Mt. Toby meeting and currently live in Amherst, MA.
Viv Hawkins on Individual Witness
Keith Harvey on Corporate Witness
Annie & Peter Blood-Patterson