Do Quaker Schools Offer Sanctuary for Undocumented Students?

Friends and Education, Friends Who Care For Youth, Peace & Social Concerns, Religious Education

In the U.S., there are 71 Friends schools affiliated with the Friends Council on Education, serving PreK through high school students. What if all of those schools were sanctuary campuses, offering protection for their undocumented students and their families? Recently, AFSC and PYM decided to find out if any Quaker schools were having these same dreams of Quaker witness in …

Join Work on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Peace & Social Concerns

This article was composed by Zachary T. Dutton. Since August 2015, Friends had begun reaching out to me. “What is the yearly meeting doing about the Syrian Refugee Crisis!?!” “How can we get involved?” “Quakers need to make a strong statement in support of refugees!” The Syrian Refugee Crisis is the latest in a series of grave events that have ...

U.S. Must Do its Share on Green Climate Fund

Peace & Social Concerns

The following editorial was written by Christie Duncan-Tessmer, General Secretary of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, and was published in the Philadelphia Inquirer on December 1, 2015. This week, 192 nations are meeting in Paris for the 2015 Conference on Climate Change. Most climate scientists and policy-makers view the conference as the last chance for negotiating an agreement to reduce global carbon emissions in …

Clerk’s Response to Friends Journal Story

Uncategorized

As the presiding clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, I am writing to clarify the yearly meeting’s role and actions related to the concerns raised in the October 2014 Friends Journal article, “My Experience as an African American Quaker” written by Friend Avis Wanda McClinton, a member of Upper Dublin (Pa.) Meeting. While recognizing the article represents Avis’s experiences in her …