50+ Quaker Schools In Unison

Yesterday Quaker schools across the country, including Friends Community School, issued a joint statement condemning acts of violence, hatred, and bigotry that have marked the summer of 2019.
“The summer of 2019 has been a difficult one in our nation,” the letter begins, citing humanitarian issues at the border, racist language from the current administration, and recent mass shootings. These acts are at odds with the fundamental Quaker value of “the Light within” every human being. “Let us affirm the conviction that all life is sacred and deserving of our deepest respect and our commitment to creating a society that truly embraces our most cherished ideals,” it concludes.
The letter is signed by the heads of over 50 Quaker schools across the country, including FCS’s Head of School Angela Garcia, and representatives of the Friends Council on Education. Read the letter here.
Located in College Park, MD, Friends Community School is a progressive Quaker K-8 day school, founded on the belief that every child is a valued member of our community. We offer a challenging curriculum imbued with strong values of equality, integrity, community, environmental stewardship, simplicity and peaceful conflict resolution, rooted in our Quaker heritage.
Friends Community School
5901 Westchester Park Drive
College Park, Maryland 20740