WHAT MAKES A WELCOMING GROUP?

Here are some findings from our first 20 interviews with the Listening Project. A good welcome means different things for different people, of course, but here are some trends that showed up. For more information, see Johanna's article for friends Journal, Visions of a Strong Quaker Future.

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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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FORWARD IN FAITHFULNESS

We are a network of Quakers who work for inner transformation and collective renewal. Our goal is to motivate one another toward revitalization, so people of faith may become creative, relevant, and thriving for years to come.

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 of Friends. 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