Query for Sixth Month

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6. Equality

  • How does our Meeting help to create and maintain a society whose institutions recognize and do away with the inequities rooted in patterns of prejudice and economic convenience?

  • Is our Meeting open to all regardless of race, ability, sexual orientation, or class?

  • What steps are we taking as a Meeting to assure that our Meeting and the committees and institutions under our care reflect our respect for all and are free from practices rooted in prejudice?

  • Do I examine myself for aspects of prejudice that may be buried, including beliefs that seem to justify biases based on race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, class, and feelings of inferiority or superiority?

  • What am I doing to help overcome the contemporary effects of past and present oppression?

  • Am I teaching my children, and do I show through my way of living, that love of God includes affirming the equality of people, treating others with dignity and respect, and seeking to recognize and address that of God within every person?



Thomas Taylor - thomas_1's picture
Submitted by Thomas Taylor -... on

Here are some queries on this topic culled from two sources, Pittsburgh Friends Meeting’s Children’s Queries (indicated with PFM in parentheses) and
Pacific Yearly Meeting’s Queries for Children (indicated with PacYM in parentheses).

Can we show respect to all people even when we don't agree with them? (PFM)

Do we try to remember that there is "that of God" in every person, even those we think are

"bad" or "mean"? Can we think of ways of reaching "that of God" in those people? (PFM)

What can we do to make sure that all people are treated fairly? (PFM)

Do I believe that everyone has the right to be here in our Meeting? (PacYM)



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