This pamphlet discusses decisions regarding the end of our lives that we all should make but often find difficult to face, through the lens of Friends Testimonies of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship. Anita Paul, ARCH Program Coordinator who has worked with families, individuals and Meetings on end-of-life issues and planning, also selected several resources which would be useful addition to Meeting’s libraries or discussion groups.
Q: Do I show through my way of living that love of God includes affirming the equality of all people, treating others with dignity and respect, and seeking to recognize and address that of God in every person?
PYM Faith and Practice, 2002
Including everyone means a community needs to be welcoming in attitude, intentional in adapting communication and planning events to be considerate of people’s various needs, and mindful of the physical accessibility of your shared space. This brochure offers some basic advice and also suggested resources for helping your Meeting develop its inclusiveness.