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The 2019 IMYM Annual Gathering took place June 9-16 at Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico. The theme of the gathering was “Faith, Fear and Our Future.”
Everyone is welcome to attend for as much of the gathering as they can. We ask that Friends prayerfully consider what they can afford for the Annual Gathering, and pay as they are led.
The “Early Days” of seminars will begin on Monday, June 10th and complete on Wednesday June 12.
The “Regular Days” of programming, worship, and meetings for business will begin the evening of Wednesday June 12 with a meeting for welcoming and conclude with meeting for worship on Sunday morning.
Representatives committee will meet June 12 at 2:30 at the Lower Pavilion.
Report from the Institutional Assessment on Racism Task Force: Recommendations & FGC Central Committee 2018 Discernment
Two years after Friends General Conference’s governing body approved the initiation of an institutional assessment on systemic racism; a full report and summary with recommendations are now available. Based on this report and recommendations, FGC’s governing body, Central Committee, has approved a minute to commit FGC to becoming an anti-racist organization in a multi-year process. There was strong unity in the body, which gives hope to many. The discernment process that brought us to this unity further revealed why FGC needs a spirit-led intervention to become an anti-racist organization – many of the processes that inform our faith community are tainted by the destructive power of white supremacy and require a widespread commitment to transformation.
You can read the report and download the report and summary at the FGC website