Meeting for Sufferings: Racism

‘Quakers, who played a leading role in abolition, are now slightly behind the curve in terms of apologising and other things.’

In October, MfS discussed the issue of racism in small groups, and in December Edwina Peart, the BYM inclusion and diversity co-ordinator, introduced further consideration, saying that while she is ‘heartened’ by the work already being done, real change is needed. ‘I want to ground this in the Quaker testimonies to equality and truth… Your testimonies are a way to live your faith, not just declared intentions.’

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