Fwd: marching for justice - remember Woolman
mobbsey at gn.apc.org
Fri Oct 5 12:42:52 BST 2012
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Jan Satyagraha has started.
Your meetings responded to the Janadesh march of 2007 by supporting the
Woolman Walk last year.For me, the welcome and hospitality you gave me
then are unforgettable, a wonderful demonstration of the warmth and
commitment of Friends in Britain.
Now the marginalised people of India are again marching for justice.On
the morning of Wednesday 3^rd Otcober, 35000 of them started from Gwalia
to Delhi, expressing their claim to "dignity, security and identity".
They are demanding a proper policy on land reform with clear commitments
at government level, after a long process of negotiation has failed to
produce an adequate response from government ministers. Their courage
and commitment are immense.They lack the one thing we have -- money.They
need the equivalent of one Euro per person per day for food (when I
think what I spend on feeding myself ... !) and they only have enough
for ten days.The march is expected to take a month.
To find out more, access www.actionvillageindia.org.uk
I know your commitment is still there.I also know something of the
demands there are on the resources of Meetings and individuals at this
time.But I beg you to give very special consideration to this appeal.I
am sure we were right, in 2011, to link the Gandhian inspiration of
Rajagopal and the marchers to the example of John Woolman.His total
commitment to following the leadings of God in every aspect of life led
him, like Gandhi, to a life of great austerity and apparent
eccentricity.Both expressed that commitment by travelling on foot.I am
convinced that, in the difficulties we are facing, we need more than
ever Woolman's demonstration that it is possible though not easy to
follow the promptings of love and truth in our economic as in our other
I hope we will all do all we can to enable the marchers to continue.
In love and friendship
*How to do it*:
*To give on line:*
Guide to making a donation the easy way without stress:
1.Double click on the
2.Click on the 'donate' button
3.In the 'purpose' field at the top put 'Donation to marchers of Jan
4.You will be paying in Swiss francs automatically so all you need to do
put a number in e.g. 10 (which means 10 Swiss francs that equate to
£6.88) 1 British Pound=1.4581 Swiss francs.
5.The 'country' field will come up automatically as Switzerland - just
leave it as it is
6.Put your name in the next field
7.Put in your credit card number which is the long number on the front
of the card
8.Your payment type should automatically come up - if it doesn't just
click on the relevant icon for the card you are using
9.Put in the expiry date of your card and then for the 'CSC' just put in
the last 3 numbers on the back of your card
10.Nearly there - you have done the hard bit.Put in your address and
phone number and e-mail address
11.Click on 'review and continue' and WAIT patiently - if it takes you
back to the same page it is because you have not filled in one of the
fields which will be highlight in red.Just fill it in and click 'review
and continue' again.
12.You will see a review of your donation - if you are happy with the
review click 'donate'
13.Well done - you have completed your donation and you can either print
your thank you that pops up or check your e-mails.
14.Have a nice cuppa of tea and congratulate yourself
Send a cheque or CAF voucher to:
Action Village India
76 Wentworth Street
London E1 7SA
made out to Action Village India with the reference /MFJ June 12./
"We are not for names, nor men, nor titles of Government,
nor are we for this party nor against the other but we are
for justice and mercy and truth and peace and true freedom,
that these may be exalted in our nation, and that goodness,
righteousness, meekness, temperance, peace and unity with
God, and with one another, that these things may abound."
(Edward Burrough, 1659 - from 'Quaker Faith and Practice')
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