News & Announcements

Some people in the Meeting have expressed to Peace & Social Concerns the need for further information about how to help elect liberal candidates.  The following information was gathered in early summer.  Andrea Koplove is working with the organization Turn PA Blue with the object of electing Democratic candidates in the area.  Her strategy, gleaned from Art Haywood (our state senator who gave a talk to the Meeting about effective citizen advocacy and teaches courses on this topic), is to work on local (state) candidacies in areas near Philadelphia where Democrats are not assured a victo

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Click on accompanying file to view grants for 2018-19.

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In the "Peace and Concerns" page under "about" you will find the list of grant given for this calendar year.

Please note you can find the form for applying for grants on the previous page.

Other information on activities of the Peace and Social Concerns Committee are fortcoming.

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Today Friends from Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting held meeting for worship in PECO's lobby to pray for racial, economic and environmental justice. Eighteen people participated, 15 from the meeting, many participating in this form of public worship/action for the first time. Click photo to see it enlarged.

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Chestnut Hill Monthly Meeting received the following minute concerning mass incarceration and the cash bail system from Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting.

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Requests for proposals for P&SC's yearly grants are being solicited.  Send your proposals, as documented in the application, to Marlena Santoyo by April 30.  We will present the Committee's recommendations to Business Meeting in May.  The application form is attached to this post; see the Files section below for the download link.

To help you understand the kinds of organizations given money and the amounts given, the following grants were given last year.

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