Pablo Stanfield

PabloStanfieldIn May 2016, Pablo Stanfield returned from a 10-day tour of Friends in southwest Oregon, as a pilot visitation for the new North Pacific Yearly Meeting (NPYM) project "Knitting Us Together."

Pablo explained the context of his travel in the ministry. “In the first half of the 20th century, Howard and Ana Brinton were instrumental in encouraging unaffiliated, unprogrammed Quakers in the West [of the U.S.] by traveling among them and helping establish Pacific Yearly Meeting.  Their legacy included the ‘Brinton Visitors’ who travelled among Intermountain, Pacific, and North Pacific Yearly Meetings for many years.  This initiative is intended to bring such shared concerns and ministry to the Pacific northwest again.”

Pablo’s primary concern during that tour was "Appreciative Eldership --Quaker processes for resolving conflicts and Living the Peace Testimony".  He also gave presentations on his January travels among Friends in Bolivia and the FWCC World Plenary in Peru.  In June, Pablo returned to teach conflict resolution and Hebrew Scripture at the Cuban Quaker Peace Institute [ICCP], including the inaugural course in the new Havana meetinghouse.

Pablo tells, “At the moment most of my financial costs are covered by local donations, and my oversight (anchor) committee is giving spiritual and moral support.”  He is available to travel to help deal with conflict or to teach Quakers to be Peacemakers in their own communities. His minute of religious service is below. He can be contacted at Pablo.paz (at) juno (dot) com.

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