November Interest Group Session to Focus on Anti-racist Standards for Healthcare

LEYM’s Peace, Justice and Earthcare Interest Group series continues on Saturday, November 13th from 2:00-3:30pm ET on Zoom. Healthcare, Healing and Anti-Racist Standards In this interactive presentation we will have the opportunity to understand how racism impacts the healthcare setting; how anti-racist standards prevent racism in the healthcare setting and beyond; and how we can employ…

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Jan 18 Civil Rights Teach-in

CIVIL RIGHTS TEACH-IN: Unsung Civil Rights Hero(ine)s The Peace and Social Action Committee at North Columbus Friends Meeting (NCFM) is hosting a “Civil Rights Teach-In” to be presented on Martin Luther King Jr Day (January 18 at 7pm) to recognize and honor unsung civil rights heroes and heroines. The Teach-In will start with an historical overview and contextualization of racism…

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Sharing Minutes on Anti-Racism

LEYM Friends Meetings have been holding their monthly Meetings for Worship with Attention to Business and a number of them have been sharing special Minutes that have been written in response to rising concerns about racism and violence by police. We will be posting these statements on the Resources for Peace and Justice page of the LEYM website. If…

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Anti-racism update from FGC

How are people in Friends General Conference (FGC) creating community that is accessible, equitable, and transformational? FGC’s task force on our “Institutional Assessment on Systemic Racism within FGC” offered this summary of the ongoing work as of November of 2018: “Two years after Friends General Conference’s governing body approved the initiation of an institutional assessment on systemic racism within FGC, a…

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Letter from Pittsburgh Friends Meeting

Posted 11/13/18 Dear Friends, We are so grateful for your words of support as well as your prayers for our community and our nation.  It makes a significant difference in these moments to be reminded of the connections we have with each other. Recognizing the unique role of guns in this violence, we approved the attached minute at our…

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Update on FGC’s Institutional Assessment on Racism Oct 2018

Posted 10/5/18 Lake Erie Yearly Meeting strongly supports FGC’s Institutional Assessment on Racism with both donations and participation. The Assessment is looking at where FGC Friends currently stand in being complicit with the institutionalized racism that permeates North American culture and how Quakers can move toward being anti-racist in our culture and institutions. Three Lake Erie Yearly Meeting Friends…

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LEYM on Social Media

Your meeting may be wrestling with matters related to virtual and hybrid gatherings. A workshop was held on Saturday May 7, and we returned to the questions about navigating the new normal through the ongoing pandemic. https://www.pym.org/workshop-on-gathering-virtually/

AFSC is partnering with the Poor People’s Campaign to support the June 18 Mass Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington. They are seeking to mobilize attendance and have buses ready to take people. See https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/june18/ to get involved.

AFSC’s Michigan Criminal Justice Program is hiring a Program Coordinator for the ending life and long sentences project. Apply by May 16 at https://recruiting.ultipro.com/AME1068/JobBoard/34b788f5-e07e-3fb3-8e73-08c36602a07b/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=f1994089-620c-4f9a-b4ff-8c3d3ba303dc

Quaker Worship Sharing online this Thursday! All are welcome https://quakerearthcare.org/event/worship-sharing-with-quaker-earthcare-witness-and-friends-general-conference-3/

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