Quakers in Britain ‘have declared our commitment to becoming an actively anti-racist faith community.’
Britain Yearly Meeting 2021.
Racial Justice group
Carlton Hill meeting has a Racial Justice group which meets on the first Monday of the month at 7.30pm on Zoom.
Everyone is welcome.
If you would like to join us, details are in the weekly email newsletter, or can be requested using the contact form.
The aims of the Racial Justice group are:
o To set work in the context of the anti-racism work across Britain Yearly Meeting (Quakers).
o to create a culture and conversation about anti-racism and racial equity which involves everyone in our meeting, and possibly Leeds Area Quaker Meeting (LAQM).
o To be pro-active in bringing forward ideas into all sections of the meeting to help make us a more inclusive meeting.
o To organize and support learning and educational opportunities and to work with other relevant local organizations.
o To include other issues about difference and inequality.
If you are interested in learning more about anti-racism and racial justice, there is a section in the library at Carlton Hill meeting house, and there are lots of resources, from as little as 2 minutes long in the 21-Day Anti-Racism Challenge
Leeds Quakers are part of the Sanctuary Meeting movement, we are committed to:
- Joining local initiatives to build a culture of welcome
- Building alliances with groups opposing racism
- Working with others to change the laws on destitution, detention, deportations and removals.
Grant support is available for projects helping Asylum Seekers and Refugees, see: LAQM Grant Application Form
Sanctuary Meeting video link: https://youtu.be/RbWRVROHEFs