At the End of the Road in Hawaii

Verne and Shirley Beechill, resident hosts of Honolulu (Hawaii) Meeting, drove up the dry coast of Oahu towards the community of Waianae, at the beach at the end of the road. They were looking for a community of homeless people struggling to defend their place on traditionally Hawaiian land. There they met a local woman who gave them a guided tour through a lovely, Zen‐like, secret garden. The woman was delighted to learn of Verne and Shirley’s Quaker connections. “When we were struggling to reclaim this land from the military, American Friends Service Committee gave us what we asked🔒

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Claire E. Gorfinkel, an independent publisher and fundraiser for AFSC, attends Orange Grove Meeting in Pasadena, Calif.

Posted in: April 2001, Features

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