WHAT MAKES A WELCOMING MEETING?

A good welcome means different things for different people. As we learn more about age inclusion, we'd like to share some of our findings below. Think of the art below as a rough sketch, not a final answer. We are still exploring.

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Read more on youth inclusion and on forming an integrated faith community in this transcript with Melinda Wenner Bradley.

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WHAT WE DO

We are building a network committed to faithfulness and Quaker revitalization. We brainstorm steps that Friends can take today so that Quakers and people of faith are creative, relevant, and thriving in 30 years.

MORE RESOURCES

We borrow the phrase "multi-age inclusion" from Emily Provance. Emily travels in the ministry with support from the Fifteenth Street Meeting (NYYM). She narrates a series of blog posts that identify some of our cultural problems in the Religious Society. While these are specific to Quakers, they can also be useful to any faith group working for life-giving cultural change.

FROM EMILY PROVANCE:

What Multi-age
Inclusion
Might Look Like

Being Relevant
Outside the
Meetinghouse

FROM YEARLY MEETINGS:

New England Quakers
on Becoming
Welcoming

New York Yearly Meeting on retaining young adult Friends

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Forget-us-not!

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