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North Columbus Friends Meeting

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North Columbus Friends Meeting is an unprogrammed Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). 

North Columbus Friends Meeting recognizes that, because of the climate of fear and hostility fed by the recent election, many who have been explicitly targeted by the campaign, including people of color, LGBTQ+ people, Muslims, immigrants and people with disabilities, may feel particularly unsafe, excluded or afraid.

We publicly identify our Meeting as a place of refuge and sanctuary for our neighbors who might feel under threat. As Friends, we are committed to oppose racism, homophobia, Islamophobia, and gender-based violence; as well as discrimination and oppression in all its forms.

We welcome opportunities to partner with and accompany marginalized communities. We are open to participating in any ecumenical, interfaith and community events that promote unity, connection, dialogue and mutual respect; and oppose hate and division.
​​Advice from the Baltimore Yearly Meeting for Friends seeking to be supportive and inclusive: 

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“Art thou a child of light and hast thou walked in the light, and what thou speakest, is it inwardly from God?”    – Margaret Fell, remembering words of George Fox from her first encounter with him.


Am I equally willing to offer assistance to others in the Meeting and to accept graciously the help of others? Do I recognize and face situations that put me in conflict with others? Do I treat adults and children alike with respect and without condescension?

Is the Meeting a safe, loving place? When we become aware of someone’s need, do we offer assistance? Are we working to make the Meeting House and its property physically accessible to all?



by Sieglinde Martin Review by Ann Kangas


1: NONVIOLENCE IS A WAY OF LIFE FOR COURAGEOUS PEOPLE. It is a positive force confronting the forces of injustice, and uses the righteous indignation and the spiritual, emotional, and intellectual capabilities of people as the vital force for change and reconciliation.


How does our Meeting act to advance peace, to oppose violence, and to support the constructive use of authority in our community, our nation, and the world? What are we doing as a Meeting to recog- nize and correct the causes of violence within our communities, and to work toward overcoming separations and restoring wholeness?


David C. Jehnsen, who is known throughout the world as a social change activist, organizer and teacher of nonviolence and of adult education for democracy, will be the guest of North Columbus Friends Meeting on May 28, when he will be visiting the discussion group, from 9 a.m. to 10 (please note that this is a half hour earlier than usual, with coffee available from 8:30 a.m. to 9).


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(614) 291-2331
North Columbus Friends Meeting
1954 Indianola Ave
Columbus, OH 43201
United States
Meeting Times: 

Meeting for Worship takes place every Sunday at 10:45 AM with singing at 10:30 AM. We offer childcare as part of a parallel Multigenerational Interactive Meeting for Worship. 

Those interested in learning more are invited to attend Seeking Quakers, which meets the 1st Wednesdays of the month [except during the summer] at 5:30 for a potluck followed by a discussion/worship focused by a query from 6:15 - 7:30.

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North Columbus Friends Meeting is affiliated with Lake Erie Yearly Meeting.

Clerk: Tom Kangas