Issue 74, September 2021
Friends Center Tenant Newsletter
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S NOTE
Vacation called and I had to answer! I hope you’ll do the same when the same when the opportunity comes.
– Chris Mohr, Executive Director
AROUND FRIENDS CENTER
- Please continue to be diligent in wearing your facemask in common areas of the building and practice handwashing regularly.
EQUITY PARTNER NEWS
Morning sessions are also available from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. Click here for more details
The lasting impact of U.S. decisions in the aftermath of 9/11 – By Mary Zerkel
Twenty years ago, on Sept. 11, 2001, the world was shocked at the coordinated attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, resulting in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people.
Expressions of sympathy and grief came from throughout the world. But rather than use the moment to forge global cooperation, the United States embarked on a disastrous course driven by narratives of fear and retribution. Continue reading here.
Quakerism 101 – Quaker Discernment, Decision Making, and the Meeting for Business
Our second session will explore the Quaker understanding of spiritual discernment and the Quaker processes for making decisions, including the meeting for worship with attention to business and the life of the meeting.
Date: October 24, 1:00-3:00 pm
Zoom: The Zoom link is the same as the link for meeting for worship. The worship meeting will simply be extended.
Facilitators: Barry Scott and Jennifer Walker
The Center For Healing & Justice Through Sport (CHJS)
Launch Tour Recap
Last week The Collaborative partnered with the Center for Healing and Justice Through Sport to introduce their work and vision of CHJS, highlight some of the amazing work happening in Philadelphia, and continue the conversation around how the Philadelphia SBYD community can continue to push our field forward.
The mission of CHJS is to make sport healing for all youth, everywhere, through training, consulting, and movement building. They believe that underneath the fun and camaraderie, sport can be used as a vehicle to provide creative and accessible solutions to some of society’s biggest issues. Click Here to stay up to date with CHJS and their upcoming events!
Join Friends Council on Education for an evening of Light — poetry, music, thought — to uplift and sustain us on this next stretch of the road we are traveling.
When: September 22nd, 2021
Time: 7-8:30 pm EDT
Location: Event held via Zoom
We hope that you will join us for this and other activities throughout the year in celebration of Friends Council’s 90th Anniversary!
IN THE (QUAKER) NEIGHBORHOOD
Quaker Speak is a bi-weekly video series that highlights a variety of relevant topics and how they tie into Quakerism.
This particular video touches on the difference between a welcoming space and an inclusive space. Click here to watch!
Four of the five women who convened the 1848 convention on women’s rights at Seneca Falls were Quakers. It is presumed that the reason Quaker women played a large part in the struggle for women’s suffrage was due to the leadership skills acquired throughout two centuries of women’s experience speaking publicly and adopting administrative leadership roles within the Quaker community—opportunities unmatched for women in any other western religion at that time.