The hearts and minds of thousands of Friends, guided by Spirit, to carry the work and witness of our yearly meeting. We believe that spirit moves us to various actions out of the belief in that of God in everyone. Your participation is valued and needed! There are many opportunities to use your skills and follow your leadings. The Community Engagement Team Staff are here to support you and to provide you with the resources you need to do the work you want to do.
The Community Engagement Team has put together a list of resources for anyone looking to get involved in the struggle for social justice. See how you can take action, and find ways that you can follow the leadership of some of the most oppressed people for the struggle of collective liberation.
Attend an Event
The Community Engagement Team posts events that are open to the public, including Quaker and other events, on our Upcoming Events page.
The PYM calendar lists events sponsored by PYM and other Quaker meetings and organizations.
How to Connect
Join a Group
View the different groups on the Work and Witness form where you can join the work of any of them or indicate your interest in doing something new. You can also access the form directly at this web address: http://www.pym.org/work-witness- connection/
Form a Group
The Quaker Life Council has developed an application that Friends can use if they have work, witness or activity they’d like to come under the care of the yearly meeting. The Council will guide Friends through the application process to find a place for them in the new structure that best fits their leadings.
The Community Engagement Team
We are excited to find more ways to connect people to this work. The Community Engagement Staff Team is:
- Tricia Coscia, Community Engagement Coordinator
- Richie Schulz, Community Engagement Fellow
- Gage Beemish, Communications Associate for Community Engagement,
- George Schaefer, Care & Aging Coordinator
- Zachary Dutton, Associate Secretary for Program and Religious Life
We work to support Friends across the yearly meeting, emphasizing community, expanding capacity, providing access to resources and connecting Friends in corporate witness and social action. Together, we can transform ourselves and the world.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215.241.7238.