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Toward Right Relationship: Land Acknowledgement

Toward Right Relationship: Land Acknowledgement

This Land Acknowledgment statement was read at the beginning of our SEYM 2019 Annual Sessions, at the request of the Committee for Ministry on Racism. Let’s begin by acknowledging, with humility, that for many centuries, the land where we sit and stand tonight was the home of the Timucuan (tee-MOO-qua)…

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Resources For Ministry On Racism

Resources for Ministry on Racism

The SEYM Committee for Ministry on Racism recommends these resources for Friends, Meetings, and Worship Groups to deepen our understanding of racism, discrimination, bias and inequality in their many forms, and to help us work for the equality, inclusiveness, and love that build Blessed Community. This list is not exhaustive,…

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“White Privilege: Unpacking The Invisible Knapsack”

“White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”

The Committee for Ministry on Racism recommends that SEYM Friends and other visitors to this website read Peggy McIntosh’s "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack." Simply click on the link below to access her article. Peggy McIntosh founded, and is the senior associate, of the National Seed (Seeking Educational Equity…

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End Slavery for All

The SEYM Committee for Ministry on Racism asks Monthly and Yearly Meetings to affirm, and publicize, the need for The removal of the exception clause of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution which otherwise abolishes slavery; and Persons formerly in prison to have full restoration of constitutional rights and…

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SEYM “Read In:” Living The Testimony Of Equality

SEYM "Read In:" Living the Testimony of Equality

"Living the Testimony of Equality: A White Friend’s Experience" by Patience Schenck, Pendle Hill Pamphlet #451 “This Friend’s 'lived experience' of growing up in American society was easy to relate to.” “Schenck tells how her early life set her up for unconscious racist attitudes, something we all need to think…

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The Ministry on Racism Committee’s


Quaker Organizations 

working to end racism, discrimination, inequality

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) has several resources for groups to on their Ending racism page >. They also have a Study Guide for groups reading The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander.

Quaker Network to End Mass Incarceration 

Acting in Faith connects Quaker Meetings to the work of AFSC. They have several posts on Undoing Racism >

Campaign to End the New Jim Crow: a project of the Riverside Church Prison Ministry and the American Friends Service Committee (NY) is a national coalition of organizations and individuals committed to ending mass incarceration and the collateral consequences coined the New Jim Crow.

Friends General Conference has resources to Help Your Meeting Challenge Racism>. FGC recently completed their own Institutional Assessment on Systemic Racism; see the Summary and Recommendations.