The Triad Gathering

Sponsored by Friends Council on Education & Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
Going Green Together: Meetings & Schools Collaborating for Peace & Climate Justice

PYM Committee on Friends Education and Friends Council on Education co-host a “Triad Gathering” of Clerks of Meetings, Heads of Friends schools, and Clerks of school committees.

In a day-long program focused on “greening” we’ll explore:

  • What possibilities exist for Quaker Meetings and Friends schools to work together on sustainability measures and climate-justice goals? How do we help each other walk the walk AND talk the talk?
  • What is climate-justice and what is its role in our Meeting / school communities?
  • How does climate-justice connect with spiritual nurturing in our schools and Meetings?
Exploring the witness of CLIMATE-JUSTICE in meeting and school communities
Bring people from Friends schools & Quaker meetings together because of our shared missions
Share strategies – What can Friends schools and Quaker meetings learn from each other?
Encourage collaboration

Dates, Rates, & Agenda

Saturday, 9:30am - 2:00pm

Registration fee: $20 pp includes light breakfast & lunch
If cost is prohibitive, please contact us at

Friends Center, 1500 Cherry Street, Philadelphia PA


9:30 Registration and light refreshments
9:45 Welcome and Opening Worship
Keynote speaker - Ingrid Lakey, EQAT co-founder
Panel of school leaders: Schools and Meetings – Coming Together around issues of Climate-Justice and Greening
11:00 Small group discussion  
12:00 Lunch
12:45 TRIAD Small group work 
What steps toward sustainability can we take together?
How can Friends schools and Quaker meetings continue to work together after this gathering?
1:30 Large group – Sharing of Surprises and Learnings  
1:50 Closing Worship  
2:00 Farewells and Thank yous!