Updated April 26, 2020.
Since the second week of March, 2020, the advocacy initiatives of the Peace and Justice Committee have temporarily been suspended because of COVID-19. Our committee has continued to work together via Zoom and by phone, formulating and honing our leadings and those of Newtown MM.
We will continue to keep this page current with our activities. We will also contribute to the Newtown MM page within this site regarding leadings and concerns of Newtown Friends and the good works by our sisters and brothers of like mindedness who are of different faith bases. That page has been named ” Other Happenings within the Peace and Justice Committee”.
About the Peace and Justice Committee
8 Members. Term: 2 years. Meets monthly. Reports in May. Hosts in January. Welcomes attenders.
The Peace and Justice Committee builds a bridge between the individual concerns of those in the Meeting Community and the Meeting as a whole, and seeks ways for the Meeting to support the leadings and social concerns activities of individual members.
- supports those who are endeavoring to be faithful to the Friends Peace Testimony;
- presents opportunities for individuals to become involved in solutions to social problems on community, national and international levels; and
- educate Friends about the need to develop local and international understanding and engagement in the Quaker testimonies, including environmental action, peace, racial and social justice, equity, and service.
The committee may organize activities for the Meeting to engage in social justice actions such as a post-card writing table, lectures and discussions, adult class presentations, and local actions.
The committee will also inform members and attenders through Communications of activities in the Meeting, PYM area, and wider community that they might want to engage in.
Follow these links for current actions and information:
Annual Report 2019
Annual Report 2018