Ways to engage
The Meeting/Church liaison program is designed to meet congregations where they are at--whether big or small, active or inactive, we want to help your congregation work with the AFSC to build the movement for a more justice and equitable world.
Below we have outlined two possible ways to get involved:
Model 1: Connect your congregation to the work of AFSC through monthly updates and activities.
Model 2: Identify one issue that resonates with the interests in your community and focus on that issue throughout the year.
- Republish a post from Acting in Faith newsletter
- Use the Testimonies booklet as a forum
- Engage your youth in the If I Had a Trillion Dollars youth film festival
- Read Shared Security for Adult Religious Education
- Watch Redemption of the Prosecutor as a meeting
- Post an Acting in Faith article or blog on your congregation's social media outlet (Facebook, Twitter, website)
- Read The New Jim Crow with your meeting using the Study Guide
- Host public education events featuring films such as Broken on all Sides and The House I Live In.
- Start writing or visiting people who are incarcerated; support returning citizens
- Lobby your local representatives for prison reform
These are just two possible maps for engaging your meeting/church in the work of AFSC. Check out more of our resources to find an activity or focus that fits with the flavor and interest of your Quaker community.
If you need support creating your own map, contact Madeline Schaefer and she would be happy to help you create a strategy that works for your congregation.