The theme for the 2021 online Yearly Meeting Gathering (YMG) is For our comfort and discomfort: living equality and truth in a time of crisis.
Sessions will focus on these areas:
Anti-racism: our Quaker journey.
Tackling systemic racism is a spiritual imperative. Might Quakers commit to becoming an actively anti-racist church?
Acknowledging and welcoming gender diverse people.
Quakers are at an early stage of discernment on gender diversity and there is a wide range of views and points of conflict in the Quaker community, as well as in wider society. Might the Yearly Meeting name the places where there is unity, acknowledge that there are trans people in Quaker communities and state that they are welcome?
Faith-based action for climate justice.
Time to review ten years since Quakers committed to becoming a low-carbon community, look forward to COP26 and consider what faith requires in relation to climate justice.