In Part II of our series on Quaker Social Change Ministry, we explore what accompaniment, companioning, and followership looks like in this model for social change. Many of us fall into the trap of trying to create something new when we get inspired to do social justice work rather than supporting the powerful work already going on around us led by communities most impacted by injustice. Learn more about this model of social justice activism with Kierstin Homblette and Greg Elliott.
Quaker Social Change Ministry
Spirited - 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 communities most impacted by injustice
Build relationships within the meeting, with local organizations, and with AFSC
Bring "Mystics" and "Activists" together
Participate in a Spirit-led group process
Tell our stories and learn in a supportive environment
Co-create the Beloved Community
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.
What is QSCM?
Quaker Social Change Ministry webinar series
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. This 2 webinar series shares the model in two parts.