What We Do
The Peace and Social Concerns committee addresses a variety of concerns in the community, state, nation, and world. They may plan and carry out service projects as corporate activities of the Meeting, address peace and social justice issues, encourage members to participate in the work for social change of larger Quaker groups or other bodies, or support a member seeking assent to a particular expression of social concern.
We work to:
- Strengthen the relationship of Friends to society and the world around them, especially in the fields of peace, integrity, equality, and justice.
- Facilitate the carrying out of concerns of wider scope than the individual Friends and attenders can accomplish.
- Strengthen the social consciousness of individual Friends and attenders.
- Provide adequate attention to these concerns at Meetings for Worship with a Concern for Business.
- Recommend or suggest subjects related to peace and social concerns for workshops, First Day School, and in the community.
- Serve as a network among other faith-based communities and beyond on peace and social issues, including the environment.