I am pleased to write with a sense of joy and grace to Friends everywhere that the Implementation Group has been fully formed and is ready to take this work forward.
The Institutional Assessment Implementation Group recently gathered at Pendle Hill for our first annual face-to-face meeting.
A lot needs to be done to become a truly welcoming and inclusive association of Quaker meetings and churches.
New at FGC: Experiencing the Light workshop, Religious Education resources for children, an update from the Anti-Racism Implementation Group, and Fall Fellowship & Learning Events
What’s new and what opportunities are coming soon for friends in the FGC community? Find out in our updates for September 2019!
During this year’s FGC Gathering in Grinnell, IA the Institutional Assessment Working Group and the Ministry on Racism are offering a series of opportunities.
The Institutional Assessment Working Group has continued its work as a Naming body for the assessment’s Implementation Group that was created at the last FGC Central Committee meeting.
Last month, FGC’s Vital Friends eNewsletter reported the winter Executive Committee approval of Friends to serve on the Implementation Group.
What’s next for FGC’s Institutional Assessment on Systemic Racism?
October Report from the Institutional Assessment on Systemic Racism Task Force: Recommendations & FGC Central Committee 2018 Discernment
Two years after Friends General Conference’s governing body approved the initiation of an institutional assessment on systemic racism, a full report and summary with recommendations are now available.
This summer, Vanessa Julye, the Coordinator of FGC’s Ministry on Racism program, delivered an honest, inspirational keynote address to Friends at North Pacific Yearly Meeting.
The next phase of our work has begun: analyzing and summarizing data, crafting recommendations, and planning our presentation for the fall Central Committee.