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.
You are welcome to use this page and share it. If you do so, please attribute the art to Johanna Jackson and mention our website.
Read more on youth inclusion and on forming an integrated faith community.
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:
Might Look Like
FROM YEARLY MEETINGS:
New England Quakers
New York Yearly Meeting on retaining young adult Friends