Quakers have been on the leading edge of peacemaking and human rights issues for hundreds of years. From our roots in the anti-slavery movement, women’s suffrage and pacifism, today you will find Friends working to find alternatives to violence, to lessen our carbon footprint and to ensure equality in our own neighborhoods and around the world. We seek not only to understand the issues but also to take concrete action to bring about change. Our interest groups include:
Eco-Spirituality - We hold loving care for our Earth by working to keep carbon in the Earth and to put an end to our fossil fuel addiction.
Human Trafficking - Keeps abreast of local, state and national efforts to combat human trafficking, particularly sex trafficking and participates as possible.
Speech to Speech - Advocates for improved telephone access for people with speech disabilities.
Yarners - We support Sacramento Project Linus making blankets for hospitalized children and hats for children experiencing homelessness.
Undocumented Student Scholarship Project - We financially assist qualifying students at Sacramento State University who were brought to this country as children without authorization: http://www.quakerundocumentedstudentscholarship.org/index.html
Epic Quaker Youth Society of Fun - We support our teens and pre-teens in gatherings for fellowship and service projects.
Packages for Prisoners - We send a small package each December to selected prisoners who request desired items, up to $30 per package.