Southern California Quarterly Meeting
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Santa Barbara County:
Santa Barbara Monthly Meeting
Orange County Friends Meeting (Irvine)
Inland Valley Friends Meeting (Riverside)
Outside of California:
Las Vegas Worship Group
Under the care of Pacific Yearly Meeting:
Mexico City Monthly Meeting
2019 Fall Fellowship Keynote
by Lucy Duncan from AFSC
Southern California Quarterly Meeting is comprised of thirteen unprogrammed meetings and worship groups of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Southern California and Nevada. Each of these meetings will warmly welcome you to join them in worship after the manner of Friends.
Quakers have a long history of supporting the end of oppression and racism while promoting peaceful, non-militaristic means of solving societal problems.
We are called to condemn police violence against persons of color and confront racism and white privilege as we were called in the past to advocate against slavery. The murder of George Floyd is sadly one of many deaths occurring from systemic racism.
The Quaker service organization, American Friends Service Committee, states “
There are means of educating our peace officers and of promoting peaceful conflict resolution.
We urge City and County officials to implement or strengthen these proven means of conflict de-escalation and peace officer review:
Additionally, we recognize that police violence against persons of color is a problem whose roots began in white supremacy, and we join with people of all ethnicities and backgrounds to solve this problem. Inaction has allowed these deaths to continue. We ask you to reflect on these issues and their solutions. We ask you to take steps to implement new practices within our government. We ask you to monitor the systems responsible for community safety as if the lives of our friends, family, and neighbors depend on it. They do.
San Diego Friends Meeting (Quakers)
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