Jackie Stillwell, General Secretary of Right Sharing of World Resources, will speak at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, December 11, at the Newtown Quaker Meeting adult class on 219 Court Street. The public is invited.
The work of Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR) is grounded in a sense of stewardship for the world’s material, human, and spiritual resources. RSWR gives grants to groups of women in Kenya, Sierra Leone, and India to fund individual micro-enterprise projects – and this year is expanding into Guatemala.
RSWR is an independent Quaker not-for-profit organization sharing the abundance of God’s love by working for equity through partnerships around the world.
Jackie has lived abroad in England, Norway and Guatemala, where she was in Peace Corps. For 22 years, Jackie served as Head of The Meeting School, an experiment in education and simple living in Quaker community, in Rindge, New Hampshire. From 2011-2015, Jackie served as clerk (Head) of New England Yearly Meeting. She has traveled widely among Quakers throughout the country, serving as an elder and workshop facilitator with Quaker organizations and Friends schools.
Jackie Stillwell is a member of the Monadnock Quaker Meeting, New Hampshire. Jackie is called to spiritual accompaniment, grounded in an awareness of the abundance of God’s Love and a strong sense of connection and kinship with all life.
Jackie is a graduate of Friends World College with a B.A. in Education/Psychology, and an M.S. in Organization and Management from Antioch University New England.
Newtown Friends Meeting co-founded by “Peaceable Kingdom” painter and Quaker minister, Edward Hicks, in 1815, is open to all who wish to attend. Regular First Day Education classes (Sunday School) for all ages begin at 9:45 a.m. and Meeting for Worship begins at 11 a.m. Childcare is available.
by Norval Reece