New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

Challenging White Supremacy Working Group

The ad hoc Challenging White Supremacy (CWS) working group of Permanent Board is a resource for the Yearly Meeting to offer encouragement, inspiration and practical support for Friends to engage in this work of loving concern and right relationship.

Design Principles of our work (established at October 14, 2017, meeting on NEYM leadership in challenging white supremacy, facilitated by Lisa Graustein)

We intend that all our work and outreach should be:

  • Invitational
  • Inclusive
  • Grounded in the Spirit
  • Action and Forward-Oriented
  • Prophetic
  • Conducted to promote awareness of the interconnectedness in the Spirit: of racial justice, environmental justice, economic justice, sensitivity to class differences, gender equality, recognition of gifts and leadings, spiritually grounded budgeting….

Now Available: Queries collected by CWS are available for monthly meetings and individuals to grow in sensitivity to racism and racial identity.

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New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

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