Dr. King with Norval Reece, 1967

50 years after Dr. King’s death, local Quakers are on the move and in the news.

Addressing Racism, General Secretary, Videos

“Human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability; it comes through the tireless efforts of men willing to be co-workers with God, and without this hard work, time itself becomes an ally of the forces of social stagnation.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Letter from Birmingham Washington, DC – Live stream Quaker Volunteer Service’s Director of Equity and Inclusion, …

City Love led us in song and conversation at the first Seeking Faithfulness Series!

Continuing Sessions, Videos, Young Adult Friends

The 2017 Seeking Faithfulness Series, hosted by Young Adult Friends, was with City Love and entitled “Listening to Spirit: Answers Waiting for Action.” City Love – Sterling Duns of Merion Meeting and Caselli Jordan – are a West Philly-based acoustic duo with harmonies, hip hop, cajon, guitar, and mandolin. They led us in worship, song, conversation, and creation on Saturday, March 25, 2017, …

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. Over two hundred people filled the room for lecture and …

Watch a Video Overview of the PYM Indian Committee’s Recent Work

Grants, Videos

The PYM Indian Committee has created a video demonstrating some of the work it has been involved in during the past year: The PYM Indian Committee is dedicated to the support and funding of Native American initiatives that support communities and preserve cultural heritage. They also serve as an educational resource for Friends seeking a better understanding of Native American concerns. …

Live Stream: Watch Keynote Speaker tonya thames taylor at Annual Sessions 2016

Annual Sessions, Videos

Update - July 30, 2016, 8:20pm: The live stream for this event has ended, but you can watch the recorded video below. tonya thames taylor is the founding director of the African American Studies Program at West Chester University, where she is also an Associate Professor of History. A scholar of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and black women’s blues music, adherent ...

New Strategic Directions – PYM Long Range Planning


We encourage all interested members and other people to watch “New Strategic Directions,” a short (16 minute) video in which PYM members highlight the strategic objectives addressed in“Rekindling Our Fire: A Draft Long Range Plan for Philadelphia Yearly Meeting 2015-2020.”

Check out the Junior Interim Meeting Story!

Children, Videos

Check out this incredible video of our kids in action!  Also featuring clips from Arthur Larrabee, Steveanna Wynn, and the SHARE Food Program. We packed over 80 boxes on this particular visit to the  SHARE Food Program, and this was just one of many.  There’s lots more to learn about Junior Interim Meeting and SHARE, so please watch the video and …