Morningside Quaker Meeting

Vanessa Julye Talk on Racial Justice

On September 13, Vanessa Julye is giving the Stephen G Cary Memorial lecture on Radical Transformation—Long Overdue for the Religious Society of Friends, via Zoom, 7:30-9pm, free but registration is required on the Pendle Hill website.

Co-author of Fit for Freedom, Not for Friendship, this is how she describes her topic: How have Friends collaborated with and sustained the global system of White Supremacy? George Fox, the founder of the Religious Society of Friends envisioned a revolutionary religion which professes the belief that every person has a direct relationship with God. Early Friends proclaimed our capacity for spiritual wholeness comes from the seed of God planted in our hearts. What structures are preventing Friends from living into these beliefs and growing God’s seed?