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The work of the Spirit among us
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Apology to Afro-Descendants—Next Steps
In following up to the Apology to Afro-Descendants approved by New York Yearly Meeting at Fall Sessions 2013, the Yearly Meeting's Ministry Coordinating Committee proposed that a series of statements and queries related to next steps toward racial healing be sent to Friends to help us focus our attention on possible next steps. We will post a statement and query each week until Spring Sessions. Friends are encouraged to share these queries with other Friends in your meeting.
Week Two Statement: The Apology to Afro-Descendants states that we will "strive with Divine assistance to discern what we as Quakers are called to do to bring about justice and reconciliation in our beloved community."
Query 2. What steps do we need to take to be open to racial healing?
Week One Statement: The Apology to Afro-Descendants states that we will "strive with Divine assistance to discern what we as Quakers are called to do to bring about justice and reconciliation in our beloved community."
Query 1. What does "justice and reconciliation mean to you"?
View Conflict Transformation Committee's new films
Click the following to view the newly-produced film of the Committee's workshop Conflict in Quaker Meetings: Crisis or Opportunity?. You can view the full video of the workshop or any of its seven modules separately.
Queries for the 2013 State of Meeting Reports
Click the following to view an invitation from Ministry Coordinating Community and the queries for the 2013 State of the Meeting Reports..