Introducing Resource Friends!

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We are excited to report that the Quaker Life Council approved investing nearly forty thousand dollars over two fiscal years to raise up a momentous new program called Resource Friends. Resource Friends help our community be healthy and thrive, by providing expert support in areas of need in our monthly …

Video: Courage for Racial Justice and Collective Liberation in the Era of Trump

Addressing Racism, Peace & Social Concerns, Videos

On January 13th, Chris Crass spoke at Friends Center on “Courage for Racial Justice, Courage for Collective Liberation in the Era of Trump.” The event was hosted in collaboration by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, Showing Up for Racial Justice – Philly, Jewish Voice for Peace – Philly, and American Friends Service Committee. …

FCNL Spring Lobby Weekend: Funding Available for YAF’s

Addressing Racism, Grants, Legislative Policy Collaborative, Quaker Life Council, Young Adult Friends

The FCNL Spring Lobby Weekend will be held on March 18-21, 2017 in Washington DC. FCNL stands for Friends Committee on National Legislation. At this year's Spring Lobby Weekend, attendees will be trained on how to push our congress to enact laws that work to eliminate economic injustice. Then we'll actually ...

Meeting our Muslim Neighbors.

Addressing Racism

The Lewes Worship Group in Southern Quarter recently hosted an evening to meet our Muslim Neighbors from the Islamic Center of Central Delaware. More than 80 people attended the event in the auditorium at Cadbury Lifestyles. Visitors included people from other Christian congregations and from the local Jewish synagogue. Three …

Walking the Walk: Taking Stock Ahead of Upcoming Thread

Addressing Racism, Peace & Social Concerns, Quaker Life Council, Worship and Ministry

Quakers understand that there is a strong connection between working toward social justice and walking through life in mindful spirituality. Insights emerge from a life that expresses and searches for that of God in everyone. These insights often present  opportunities to recognize the need for collective liberation. With further examination, …

Worship & Vigil for Black Lives at Friends Center

Addressing Racism

In the wake of the killings of Terence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott this week, and the long line of killings, suffering, injustice and sorrow that came before, more than 30 Friends were called to take visible action in the courtyard of Friends Center on September 21, to bear witness that the police killing must …

Learning and Doing Anti-Racism at Annual Sessions

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Towards Transformation We strive as Quakers to live our daily lives grounded in the center of our beings. In this striving, we gather as a community away from everyday challenges to strengthen our spiritual practice. As we strengthen our practice, ever deeper insights emerge, and we ready ourselves to embrace …

URG Networking!

Addressing Racism

Fall, 2015 PYM Undoing Racism Group News (To connect with the network, go to a short survey at: pym.org/undoingracism)  Several dozen Friends involved in making our meetings welcoming beloved communities have met regularly since 2014 sessions. At sessions 2015 in open worship and planned programs the impacts of racist behavior …

Responses to 2015 Sessions’ Work on Addressing Racism

Addressing Racism

At our 2015 Annual Sessions there was a significant focus on addressing racism. Two Friends, both of whom were active at Sessions and who have been doing the work of Undoing Racism, shared their reflections of their experiences at Sessions. Their stories and an opportunity to share your own reflections for sharing are presented in this article.

Developing a Network of Friends

Addressing Racism

The PYM Undoing Racism Network is a non-centralized, mutually-supporting network of Friends working on racism and racial justice in the yearly and monthly meetings that came out of our experience at Annual Sessions in 2014. We are eager to find each other, to share resources, and to give and receive …