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 …

Closing the Grant Making Circle

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By Doug Humes Quaker Buildings and Programs Granting Group We grantmakers (at least for “bricks and sticks” – building and renovation projects) participate in the project at the beginning and in the middle, but typically we never see “the end”.  At the beginning, we receive an application that describes the …

PYM Grants – Sharing Our Stories

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The magnolia buds are slower to bloom this year but the sight of them means it is time for the PYM Annual Grant Makers potluck at Arch Street Meeting. The PYM Granting Committee sponsors two annual gatherings for the many Friends who are led to support the yearly meeting by …

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 …

Indian Committee Supports Taino Project 

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How many Friends know of the cultural research supported by our Indian Committee’s grants?  Last spring, this Committee funded a small project on Taino culture.  The language and customs of these Native Americans are threaded through the culture of Puerto Rico, Cuba, Hispaniola and other Caribbean islands. PYM’s Indian Committee …

Updates from Indian Committee Grantees

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We Are Still Here Greetings from the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Indian Committee. We’ve been around for a few hundred years, but you might have seen us this summer at Continuing Sessions workshop on How to Be an Ally to Indigenous Peoples We thought you might like a report back on the …

Financial Support for Retreat for Friends of Color

Addressing Racism, Faith & Practice, General Secretary, Grants, Pastoral Care Support, Peace & Social Concerns, Quaker Life Council, Worship and Ministry

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting will cover $150.00 per person of the cost of the registration of PYM Friends of Color and their families to attend the upcoming Retreat for Friends of Color. It will be held November 3 to 5 at the Stony Point Center in Stony Point, New York. Head …

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 ...

Willits Book Trust presents Books to the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park and the NPS Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program

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On June 15, 2016, Lisa S. Garrison presented a copy of William Still’s seminal work, The Underground Railroad to the library of the new Visitor Center of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park, on behalf of the Willits Book Trust of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The book, based on …

Catherine Bache is honored by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting’s Willits Book Trust

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Catherine Bache, a high school senior and member of the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, developed “Faces of Freedom: Preserving Underground Railroad Stories, Preventing Human Trafficking” an interactive program that reveals an important yet often stereotyped aspect of our nation’s history, the Underground Railroad. Program participants journey through the event as …

IOGG 2013 Annual Report Now Available

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Want to know more about recent PYM grants? The International Outreach Granting Group  has just issued its annual report for 2012-2013, which details the activities of the group over the last year and includes statements from the travelers they have supported. You can read the full report here.

Ideas For Alternative Fundraising

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Ideas from the International Outreach Granting Group. Recently, reduced income, increased expenses and added demand on International Outreach Granting Group funds has, unfortunately, dampened our ability to help Friends in their travel missions. In light of this, IOGG Friends offer the following as alternative/additional sources of funds. This is not ...