Urgent Call to Friends


To Friends Throughout the United States:
Greetings in the Spirit of Love. 

We write to share with you the attached “Urgent Call to the Religious Society of Friends” concerning the current extensive threats to our U.S. democracy. We are led to speak out against the lies, extremist movements, and anti-democratic actions that are the opposite of our Quaker understandings of integrity and Truth. This Call was prepared by a group of nineteen Friends.

We encourage your prayerful discernment of this “Urgent Call” and ask you as individuals, monthly meetings, yearly meetings, and Friends organizations to consider how you might be called to act with integrity in response to these concerns.

We also are inviting all concerned Friends and friends to join us in the first of a series of national conversations on these issues to be hosted by the Earlham School of Religion.

Monday, July 25, 2022
2 hours starting
4:00 PM Pacific = 5:00 PM Mountain
Sunday, July 31, 2022
2 hours starting
Noon Pacific = 1 PM Mountain
Click here to learn more and to register.

We are an ad hoc group of Quakers who believe in the power of Truth and who have faith in the witness of Friends. We know that the individual and collective actions of Friends and friends can have a powerful impact in our communities and in our individual faithful journeys.

Please distribute this message as widely as possible, along with the Urgent Call, attached.

We welcome your questions, suggestions, and resources at info[at]quakercall[dot]net

from Diane Randall, Hartford Friends Meeting, and eighteen others (6/15/2022)