At Yearly Meeting 2019 we will examine our privilege (and assumptions of privilege). Privilege - whether we recognise it or not - fundamentally impacts our ability to act on our urgent Quaker concerns regarding climate justice and sustainability, and inclusion and diversity. Whether coming in person or upholding Yearly Meeting from elsewhere, please help the discernment by reading the preparation guidance in:
Resources to help prepare for Yearly Meeting
Looking through the lens of privilege
For hard copies please email Philip Wood on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sustainability and climate change
- QPSW work on economic justice
- QPSW blog on climate justice
- Meeting for Sufferings paper - Living up to our Sustainability Commitment (PDF)
- The Centre for Alternative Technology - Zero Carbon Britain:making it happen
- The Centre for Alternative Technology - Zero Carbon:Rethinking the Future
- World Wildlife Fund work on climate and energy
- Meeting for Sufferings paper - Diversity and Inclusion (PDF)
- Quaker Disability Equality Group website
- Inclusive Church website
- Stonewall website
- QLCC discussion document on gender diversity (PDF)
- YFGM Statement on Trans and non binary inclusion
- The Twilight People :Stories of faith and gender beyond the binary (PDF)
- Quaker Council for European Affairs - Race and Privilege (PDF)
At Yearly Meeting, committees appointed to do work on behalf of Britain Yearly Meeting give accounts of how they have done this. Their reports can be found in Agenda and notes (available in March 2019) or in the Trustees' annual report and financial statements for 2018.
Yearly Meeting also appoints people to carry out work at Yearly Meeting and throughout the year. These nominations are on the nominations page.
Reading these reports and being aware of the nominations is part of spiritual preparation for Yearly Meeting.