Our SociaL and Climate Crisis Witness
Racial Justice Goals
Providence Friends Meeting acknowledges and honors the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals, we strive to be a culturally safe space where all individuals and groups are treated with respect in regard to their unique cultural needs and differences.
We strive to build a pluralist, anti-racist community that encourages participation and leadership among all Friends, and supports and elevates partners and community members most affected by racism and bias. In September 2020, our community unified in support of Providence Friends Meeting Statement on Racial Justice and Anti-Racism
Robin Diangelo, Author of White Fragility on debunking the most common white myths about race.
The Earth's Climate Crisis
The Climate Crisis Committee was formed at Providence Monthly Meeting in 2021 to help fulfill PMM and PYM’s commitment to address climate change, to promote increased awareness about climate issues in our Meeting, to educate our Meeting on how locally we can reduce our carbon footprints, and to help identify opportunities for witnessing to our faith in creating a more sustainable society.
Committee reports to Providence meeting.
PYM Newsletter Article
Immediate Help Is Needed
Please e-mail Senator Casey (https://www.casey.senate.gov) and Representative Scanlon (https://scanlon.house.gov) and ask them to insist that both the 100% Clean Electricity Standard and the Clean Energy and Sustainability Accelerator are included in the reconciliation bill they pass this fall.
Click here for information about our request. Try to use some of the information to make the reason for your request more specific, and something from your own experience that makes investing in clean energy important to you.
FCNL is actively supporting the Clean Energy Standard, but only the Eco-Justice Collaborative is informing Friends about the Accelerator. Rep Scanlon already voted for the Accelerator twice, and Sen Casey’s website suggests that he would support it.