Interested in deepening your racial justice work through spiritual practice and accompaniment? Quaker Social Change Ministry (QSCM) provides a simple but transformative approach to doing social change work, bringing together small groups of Friends to focus on an issue that connects the congregation, the local community, and AFSC. A Quaker Social Change Ministry group is a place to worship, build trust, take risks, make mistakes, learn together, and deepen the connection between social change and spiritual growth. The model foregrounds spiritual practice and social change work done through the power of accompaniment of those most impacted by the issues.
In this session, Lucy Duncan will offer an overview of the model including developing a covenant/shared spiritual agreements, sharing spiritual practice and worship, and centering storytelling as a way to connect with one another and grow as accompaniment practitioners. She will also describe accompaniment as anti-racist spiritual practice. This will be followed by time in break out groups to discern how you might use this model in your local faith or social justice group.