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Quaker Social Change Ministry Pilot Program

Spirit-Led - Congregational - Transformative

Available to all Friends who wish to do Spirit-led, social justice work connected to the work of AFSC,
Quaker Social Change Ministry is a transformative approach to social justice work that combines Spirit + Action to:

  • Re-enliven and re-imagine corporate witness

  • Follow the leadership of those who are most impacted by oppressive systems

  • Build relationships within the meeting and with local organizations

  • Bring "Mystics" and "Activists" together

  • Participate in a Spirit-led group process

  • Tell our stories and learn in a supportive environment

  • Join AFSC in working for restorative justice

Quaker Social Change Ministry is based on the work of Kelly Dignan, Kierstin Homblette, and Deborah Holder who created the Small Group Social Change Change Ministry model to support UU congregations interested in doing powerful social justice work at a local level. Quaker Social Change Ministry builds on their original model and adapts it to a Quaker audience.

Interested in learning more about the program?

We are no longer accepting interest forms for this pilot phase of the program. Please contact Greg Elliott at for more information.

About the Author

Greg serves as the Friends Relations Associate for AFSC in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Born and raised in rural Northeastern Pennsylvania, Greg grew up attending North Branch Friends Meeting at the Curtis family farm in the Poconos.

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