Quaker World Conference Delegate

Brenda and Ruth Andefa, Friends World Conference delegatesIn April, 2012 I had the honor to represent Philadelphia Yearly Meeting at the Sixth World Conference of Friends in Kenya, a gathering of Yearly Meetings from all over the world. I not only attended the World Conference, sponsored by the Friends World Committee for Consultation, but I also stayed about a week each with a rural family in the Rift Valley and an urban family in Nairobi. Additionally, I co-led a workshop on American Quakers and Human Rights at the eight-day conference.

After returning, at the end of July as speaker for Concord Quarterly Meeting and Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, I told of my adventures (such as being roughed up by a baboon who wanted my lunch!) and things I learned about the African religious and political climate.