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

Next week I'm pleased to be joined by professor Max Carter (whose storytelling inspired the project) to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the album, which I'll perform from start to finish in a virtual concert. Hope you'll join us: http://jonwatts.com/2021/a-few-songs-occasioned-anniversary-concert

FGC is hosting an interesting online event April 17 entitled FGC Consultation: Spirit and Community Online. Details here: https://www.fgcquaker.org/events/fgc-consultation-spirit-and-community-online

Pendle Hill’s Quaker retreat center has a number of job openings at the moment. Details at https://pendlehill.org/explore/employment/

Earlham is seeking a new Dean for their School of Religion https://earlham.edu/job/earlham-school-of-religion-richmond-indiana-full-time-dean-of-the-earlham-school-of-religion/

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