Where will Quaker women be included in the 2020 women’s rights centennial?

QuakerLogo copyWHAT’S THE PROBLEM?

Quaker women deserve recognition during 2020 when the US celebrates the victory of women’s voting rights over the past 100 years.

More women than ever are losing touch with Quaker history and the legacy of democratic decision making in our communities. The membership statistics are not in our favor. Churches in general have experienced serious declines in membership, financial support, and participation. Quakers, also known as the Religious Society of Friends, are no exception. Current predictions suggest that Quakers in the US and Canada are losing membership over the past three decades. Some predict that by the end of the 21st century, Quakers will be far in the shadows and possibly on the list of extinction.

WHAT’S AHEAD FOR US?

Let’s start in our own Quaker communities by remembering the role of Quaker women in the first wave of the women’s rights movement in the US. How can we do this? A first step is to sign up to receive our posts about Quaker women and join in the conversation. Are there enough Quaker women and men standing and caring abut this situation to propose an action plan? Let’s see!

 

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