Challenging Racism This resource is an article by Vanessa Julye Files
Friends General Conference is pleased to announce the formation of the “New Meetings” project to nurture new worship groups and meetings in the United States and Canada.
I see many connections between where I have been led in some 50 years of working and my desire as a young woman to foster an understanding of democracy and equality.
Vanessa is a member of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, where she serves on the meeting’s Membership Care Committee and Ad Hoc Committee on Race and Racism.
Our research reveals surprising, perhaps to some shocking, levels of ambivalence and ambiguity in Friends’ relationships with African Americans throughout our history.
FGC staff are excited about this new Quaker initiative and wanted to be sure you heard about it.
Barry is the new General Secretary of Friends General Conference. He was interviewed by Chris Pifer, Web and Online Communications Manager for FGC.