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For a Just and Loving Society

Published: March 19, 2021


A Call For Social Justice

We, the Santa Monica Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, Quakers, believe that there is “that of God” in all people.


We seek a just society where each person is afforded dignity and fair treatment.

We seek a just society that is free from the economic exploitation of the many by the few.

We seek a loving society where each person has the opportunity, resources, and encouragement to develop and express individual gifts.

We seek a just and loving society that is free from insidious stereotypes and systems that institutionalize racism, sexism, classism, and religious and gender intolerance.

We pledge as individuals and as a community to deepen our understanding of how poverty, bias, and violence have ingrained themselves in our country.

We pledge to look not only at our neighbors but also at ourselves to root out systems of thought and behavior that are subtle, pernicious and pervasive.

And we further pledge ourselves to the work of creating the just and loving society that we seek.

Approved March 14, 2021
Santa Monica Monthly Meeting
Santa Monica, California
Eleanor Barrett, Clerk of Peace and Social Action