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QM/Ph/YM/soc. Social Concerns

 Record Group Term
Identifier: QM/Ph/YM/soc

Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting: Abortion Study Group (1981-1982)

 Collection — Othertype SW/Phy/710
Identifier: QM-Phy-710
Abstract

The Abortion Study Group was formed by the Family Relations Committee to discuss the Yearly Meeting's position on abortion issues. It met monthly for two years, and wrote position papers supporting the pro-life and pro-choice points of view. Records include minutes, reports, correspondence, and miscellaneous papers.

Dates: 1981-82

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Hicksite) Records: Committee on Economic Problems (1937-1948)

 Collection — Othertype SW/Phy/730
Identifier: QM-Phy-730
Abstract

The Committee on Economic Problems was appointed in 1937 to cooperate with the Social Order Committee of the Arch Street Yearly Meeting. Clair Wilcox, a Quaker professor of Economics at Swarthmore College was the first Chair. The Committee was interested in a variety of related issues, including industrial relations, unemployment, and economic and social research.

Dates: 1936-1948

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Hicksite) Records: Committee on Philanthropic Labor (1892-1936)

 Collection — Othertype SW/Phy/759
Identifier: QM-Phy-759
Abstract The Committee on Philanthropic Labor was appointed by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite) in 1892, merging the existing committees of Indian Concerns, Temperance and Intoxicating Beverages, and Colored People of the South. The Committee coordinated Philadelphia Hicksite Quaker activity in a number of social concerns, including race relations, Indian affairs, temperance and peace. In 1892, Subcommittees included Peace and Arbitration, Improper Publications, the Colored People,...
Dates: 1892-1937

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Records: Ad Hoc Working Party on the Abolition of Torture (1976)

 Collection — Othertype SW/Phy/792
Identifier: QM-Phy-792
Abstract

An Ad Hoc group to investigate the widespread use of torture around the world was appointed after Yearly Meeting in 1975. In 1976, Arthur W. Clark reported on its work and presented a program on Amnesty International. On the suggestion of Kay Camp, Yearly Meeting recommended that Representative Meeting establish a Working Party on the Abolition of Torture.

Dates: 1976

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Records: AIDS Working Group (1992-2000)

 Collection — Othertype SW/Phy/769
Identifier: QM-Phy-769
Abstract The AIDS Working Group of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting began in 1992 as a response to the growing severity of the AIDS epidemic. The main focus of the group, organized under the title of "A Quaker Ministry to Persons With AIDS," was to visit those terminally ill with AIDS to provide solace, friendship, and spiritual counseling. The AIDS Working Group also organized the Quaker presence at the Philadelphia AIDS Walk and held retreats and seminars for caregivers of AIDS patients. The group...
Dates: 1991-2000

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Records: Central America Working Group (1985-1996)

 Collection — Othertype SW/Phy/772
Identifier: QM-Phy-772
Abstract The Central America Working Group of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting began in 1985 under the name "Sanctuary Working Group." In 1986, the group was given over twenty one thousand dollars with which to send volunteers to the American southwestern border to aid refugees. In 1989, the name of the group was changed to the Central America Working Group, and its three main areas of activism became lobbying, education, and refugee assistance. The most recent minute of the group in this collection...
Dates: 1972-1993

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Records: Committee on Alcohol and Other Drugs and its predecessors (1881-1978)

 Collection — Othertype SW/Phy/750
Identifier: QM-Phy-750
Scope and Contents

Records of the Committee on Alcohol Problems of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends and its predecessors, Friends Temperance Committee and the Friends Temperance Association of Philadelphia. Includes minutes, financial records, copies of literature, clippings, and other materials.

Dates: 1881-1968

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Records: Committee on Race Relations and its predecessors (1919-1970)

 Collection — Othertype SW/Phy/800
Identifier: QM-Phy-800
Abstract

Records, 1921-1969, of the Race Relations Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and its predecessors, the Anti-Lynching Committee (1919-1921), Committee on the Interests of the Colored Race (1921-1929) Committee on Race Relations (1921-1929), and the Joint Committee on Race Relations(1929-1955).

Dates: 1921-1969

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Records: Committee on Racial Concerns (1978-1996)

 Collection — Othertype SW/Phy/801
Identifier: QM-Phy-801
Abstract

The Committee on Racial Concerns took up the activities and experience of the Committee on Community Involvement when the latter was laid down at the end of 1978. It operated under the Coordinating Committee for Testimonies and Concerns (CC-2) until it was laid down in 1996.

Dates: 1977-91

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Records: Committee on the Civil Rights of Homosexuals (1972-1987)

 Collection — Othertype SW/Phy/725
Identifier: QM-Phy-725
Abstract In 1972, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting appointed a Committee on Homosexuality under the Meeting for Social Concerns to work for the assurance of civil rights for homosexuals. In December of 1975, after the Meeting for Social Concerns was laid down and Yearly Meeting restructured, it was decided that there should be a subcommittee of the Family Relations Committee on homosexuality and a Committee for the Civil Rights of Homosexuals under the Testimonies/Concerns section of Yearly Meeting; the...
Dates: 1975-1987