Asia-West Pacific Section

Asia-West Pacific SectionContact Person: Ronis Chapman, Secretary
Address: Box 6063, O’Connor, ACT, Australia 2602
Telephone: +61 402 745 548
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Website: www.fwccawps.org

Answering God’s call to universal love, the Asia West-Pacific Section (AWPS) brings together Friends from different Quaker traditions and cultures. We celebrate our shared Quaker heritage, and work collectively on shared international concerns.

Asia West-Pacific Section comprises Meetings large and small in Aotearoa/New Zealand, Australia, Cambodia, Hong Kong SAR, India, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea and Singapore.  There are isolated Friends scattered through the region and we are always looking for new ways to keep in touch with each other.

A paper newsletter is circulated twice a year and an electronic newsletter is published monthly and there is Meeting for Worship on line twice a month. We share our stories in person when we can, and also reach out to each other through the website. We support meetings and churches to form friendships and become companion meetings.

The Asia-West Pacific Section formally began at the 16th Triennial Meeting of FWCC in 1985. The first business meeting was held during the 17th Triennial in Tokyo in 1988 and gatherings are held in the Section every three or four years in a different location.

We encourage travellers to visit each other.  Please bring with you a letter of introduction from your home church or meeting.

Clerks       

1986-1987 Yoon-Gu Lee South Korea
1988-1991 Susumu Ishitani  Japan
1992-1997 Michi Nakamura  Japan
1997-2003 Arvind Swan India
2004- 2012 Dilawar Chetsingh India
2012-2017 Patricia Macgregor Aotearoa/New Zealand
2018 – Ronald Titus India

Secretaries

1986-1990 Richard G Meredith Australia
1991-1996 Ruth Watson Hong Kong/Australia
1996-2002 Linley Gregory Aotearoa/New Zealand
2003-2004 Devdas Shrisunder India
2004-2007 Kenneth Co Hong Kong
2007- 2013 Valerie Joy Australia
2013- Ronis Chapman Australia