The Ministry on Racism provides many regular, occasional, and annual opportunities for Friends of Color to gather in mutual support, for white friends to confront racism, and for all friends to learn more about building anti-racist communities.

Regularly scheduled meetings for worship, open houses, and worship sharing have occurred for the past several years. Fall and Spring Retreats for Friends of Color are annual regional weekend retreats. The Pre-Gathering Retreat for Friends of Color is a spiritually grounding prelude to the annual FGC gathering every summer. It is open to Friends of Color and their family members. The White Privilege Conference is a four-day gathering on dismantling racism and white supremacy. It features a daily People of Color and Indigenous Caucu


FGC also plans and holds retreats to create opportunities for:

  • Learning about racism
  • Training in building racial diversity
  • Sharing experiences of the impact of racism
  • Community building
  • Worshipping together around the issues arising from the impact of racism

The annual FGC Gathering:

  • Provides opportunities for mutual support and sharing for individuals engaged in challenging racism
  • Hosts the People of Color Center where Friends of color can connect
  • Holds meetings for worship for racial healing
  • Provides a Pre-Gathering Retreat for Friends of Color and their Families

Invite a Visitor to Help your Meeting Challenge Racism

To request a visitor or workshop to support your meeting in addressing racism, please email ministryonracismsupportspecialist@fgcquaker.org or vanessaj@fgcquaker.org.

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