Query 9: Grounding for Transformed Lives: Equality and Justice
How does our meeting benefit from established patterns of prejudice, exploitation and economic convenience? What are we doing to change this?
How and how often does our meeting engage in a self-examination of its attitudes and actions regarding race, ability, gender, sexual orientation or class?
What steps are we taking as a meeting to inform ourselves about social injustice and ecological violence embedded in our political and economic systems?
What steps are we taking as a meeting to assure that our meeting and the committees and institutions under our care are respectful of the earth and its people?
Do I regularly examine myself for attitudes and behavior that indicate any hidden prejudice regarding race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or class?
How do my lifestyle choices affect—positively or negatively—the causes of justice and peace in our nation, the community of nations and the whole of creation?
Do I seize opportunities to tell others about the Religious Society of Friends and invite them to worship with us?
How do I demonstrate in my way of living, and in what I teach my children, that love of God entails acknowledging "that of God in every person"?
Faith and Practice can be read and portions extracted from the PYM website here.