Friends General Conference is adding a Thursday evening opportunity for worship sharing for white Friends confronting racism.
By Linnea Halsten, FGC Ministry on Racism Assistant La Jolla Monthly Meeting has organized an open virtual book group to read Fit for Freedom, Not for Friendship, co-authored by Vanessa Julye and Donna McDaniel.
This screener offers questions for reflection and discernment for Friends who are current or rising clerks, and Friends who participate in business meetings and on committees.
FGC’s Ministry on Racism Program hosted a Gathering for Friends of Color and adults parenting children of color, whether parents by birth or by adoption, from October 31st – November 1st, 2014.
I attended the 13th White Privilege Conference in spring, 2012. It was like going into a lively, open city where everyone was talking about all aspects of privilege.
Challenging Racism This resource presents some queries to help Friends live the truth of their testimony to equality, discerned by the Religious Education Committee’s Subcommittee on Ending Racism and Privilege among Friends.
Challenging Racism This resource is an article on racial assumptions by Joan Broadfield Files
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.