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Quaker Social Change ministry program

A program that supports Quaker meetings in working as companions with those most impacted in a deeply spiritual way.

AFSC Friends Relations

AFSC Friends Relations creates toolkits and resources for Quakers who want to do work on mass incarceration.

Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Patapsco Friends Meeting worship with men in Hagerstown prison

Several years ago, a man incarcerated in a state prison in Hagerstown, MD wrote to Patapsco Friends meeting to say that he wanted us to start a Quaker worship group in the prison. He said that he had participated in a worship group at a prison he had been transferred from and that if we would come regularly, he would find others who wanted to sign up. He was as good as his word, and we have been meeting each Saturday morning for several years with a group ranging from as few as 3 to as many as 9 each week.

Ellicott City Maryland
Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform

The Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform grew out of a 7-week discussion of Michelle Alexander's book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, in which Annapolis Friends Meeting and a largely African American Episcopal church read the book together. Friends invited others to join a lobbying coalition, beginning with an effort to establish a study group to gather information about Maryland's criminal justice system and make recommendations. This effort did not succeed, but in its second year MAJR brought forth several additional bills.