Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Friends support arrestees at Demand the Ban action outside Senator Toomey’s office in Philadelphia

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On May 16, 2018, Fran Sheldon (Providence Meeting) and Paul Sheldon (Lansdowne Meeting) participated in a Demand the Ban action in Philadelphia to demand that Senator Toomey co-sponsor Senate Bill 2095 that bans the sale of assault weapons. As part of a group of thirty-three individuals who had previously received training in Gandhian nonviolent direct action, they were prepared to …

Grantmakers Go High Tech!

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This photo is not a screen grab of the Brady Bunch.  It is an action photo showing old dogs learning new tricks! Yesterday was the big Eagles Parade that closed Center City Philadelphia to all but those wearing green, to celebrate the self-proclaimed Underdog Philadelphia Eagles.  The PYM Granting Committee was scheduled to meet there as well.  But we thought better …

The Black Law Student Association at Regent University Receives a Book from the Willits Book Trust of PYM

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On June 15, 2016, the Willits Book Trust Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting presented a copy of William Still’s seminal work, The Underground Railroad, to Gloria Ann Whittico, Associate Professor of Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, VA and faculty advisor to the Regent Chapter of the Black Law Student Association (BLSA).  Regent University, founded by Dr. M. …