Our SociaL  and Eco-JUSTICE Witness

Racial Justice Goals

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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

Courageous Conversations

Providence Member
Sarah Willie-LeBreton
Provost & Dean of the Faculty

Professor of Sociology

Swarthmore College

Invitation to Share the Pain

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Serving Our Hungry Neighbors

Providence Meeting has been assisting our neighbors in Upper Darby by providing food for over thirty years. Our meeting is now a part of a larger religious community providing meals for residents and others at the Life Center of Delaware County.  10 months a year, volunteers from our meeting prepare and serve meals. Many times we have served over 200 meals.

 

CoVid-19 has changed conditions, and the staff requests that we send food in bags - like a bagged lunch - rather than entering and serving dinner in the shelter. The next time we are scheduled to provide food is May 23.

Current Support Needed:

We could use the following items for packing in a dinner ‘bag:’ breakfast bars or protein bars for 50 people; water in bottles (sorry!) for 50; and packages of peanut butter crackers. On May 23rd, we will make the sandwiches, and put together the bags. If you let us know that you could deliver a bag of 50 oranges or 50 bananas to the meetinghouse closer to our serving date, we would pick them up and include them. Small bottles of hand sanitizer or hygiene items (little bottles of shampoo, soap, lotion, e.g.), would also be most welcome. Contact Lynn and Bill Oberfield at lynbil@gmail.com or at 610-358-9024.

Robin Diangelo, Author of White Fragility on debunking the most common white myths about race.
Equal Education
The Climate Crisis
Providence members as well as other members of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Eco-Justice Collaborative are actively ministering about this grave concern. These Friends are travelling throughout the yearly meeting.
PYM Newsletter Article