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IAR Task Force members at their August 2018 meeting at Red Cedar Meeting in East Lansing, Mich. Justin Connor (top row center); Sharon Lane-Getaz (lower right).

An Interview with the Co‐clerks of Institutional Assessment on Racism Task Force

Looking at Friends General Conference’s work of racial self‐examination.

Sharon Lane-Getaz attends Cannon Valley Meeting in Northfield, Minn., where she teaches at a local college; she and her wife are newly "empty nesting" as their daughter has started college. Justin Connor is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.); he is an attorney living in Washington with his family. Sharon and Justin are the co-clerks of FGC's Institutional Assessment on Racism Task Force. The interview was conducted by Friends Journal senior editor Martin Kelley.


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Agnes Miyo Moriuchi and Steven Elkinton

Married on September 3, 2017, under the care of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.

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Participants in the 2014 FGC Pre-Gathering Retreat for Friends of Color and their families.

A Journey toward Eliminating Racism in the Religious Society of Friends

A ministry to abolish racism within Quakerism

Vanessa Julye is the nurturing ministries coordinator for Friends General Conference’s Ministry on Racism and Youth Ministries Programs. A member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting and the Haverford College Corporation, Vanessa has published numerous articles and pamphlets and serves as a guest speaker for many Friends meetings. Vanessa meets with Friends of Color throughout the world.


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FCNL’S 50th Jubilee: A Look Back

As I look back over FCNL’s first 50 years, the past, the present, and the future merge, separate, and reconnect. […]

Ed Snyder, FCNL's executive secretary emeritus, completed 35 years with FCNL in 1990. He and his wife, Bonnie, now life in Bar Harbor in his home state of Maine, where they are members of Acadia Friends Meeting. He is clerk of the newly formed Friends Committee on Maine Public Policy.


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