Further to a challenge coming out of the 2017 Yearly Meeting for our meetings to be more diverse, and my ongoing studies on the life and activism of Bayard Rustin, I am seeking to gather responses and opinions relating to diversity and inclusion within Quakers in Britain as part of my Eva Koch Scholarship project and contribution to the ongoing dialogue. This will also contribute to my preparation for facilitating the 'Becoming a Quaker Diversity Champion' course at Woodbrooke in May 2019.

The information provided by you in this questionnaire will not be used in a manner which would allow identification of individual responses.

Thank you for your time. If you would like to contact me to discuss this subject further, please do so using the contact details below.

Nim Njuguna (Harrow Meeting)
nimdaud@msn.com

Diversity means respecting and valuing all forms of difference in individuals. People differ in all sorts of ways which may not always be obvious or visible. These differences might include race and ethnicity, culture and belief, gender and sexuality, age and social status. There are nine protected categories of diversity according to the Equalities Act 2010.

Inclusion is about positively striving to meet the needs of different people and taking deliberate action to create environments where everyone feels respected and able to achieve their full potential. 

In your opinion, how diverse is the Religious Society of Friends in terms of each of the following categories?
1=not at all; 5 = very diverse

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* 1. In your opinion, how diverse is the Religious Society of Friends in terms of each of the following categories?
1=not at all; 5 = very diverse

  1 2 3 4 5
Race
Gender
Sexuality
Class
Transgender
Age
Disability
Other: choose one other category you consider important
In your opinion, how inclusive is the Religious Society of Friends in terms of each of the following categories?
1 = not at all; 5 = very inclusive

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* 2. In your opinion, how inclusive is the Religious Society of Friends in terms of each of the following categories?
1 = not at all; 5 = very inclusive

  1 2 3 4 5
Race
Gender
Sexuality
Class
Transgender
Age
Disability
Other: choose one other category you consider important
In your opinion, how open is the Religious Society of Friends to engage in discussion and dialogue about diversity and inclusion for each category?
1=not at all; 5 = very open

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* 3. In your opinion, how open is the Religious Society of Friends to engage in discussion and dialogue about diversity and inclusion for each category?
1=not at all; 5 = very open

  1 2 3 4 5
Race
Gender
Sexuality
Class
Transgender
Age
Disability
Other: choose one other category you consider important
Given your responses to questions 1-4 above, how content are you with the picture you have painted of the Religious Society of Friends?
1=not at all; 5 = very content

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* 4. Given your responses to questions 1-4 above, how content are you with the picture you have painted of the Religious Society of Friends?
1=not at all; 5 = very content

What in our Quaker historical tradition and/or in our current faith and practice speaks to you about the need for diversity and inclusion in the Society of Friends?

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* 5. What in our Quaker historical tradition and/or in our current faith and practice speaks to you about the need for diversity and inclusion in the Society of Friends?

Diversity Champions (Allies) actively promote all aspects of equality and inclusion within their area of ministry or responsibility, ensuring that people are more aware and actively promote equality, diversity and inclusion.
In what way could Diversity Champions (Allies) contribute towards the Religious Society of Friends becoming more active in promoting a diverse and inclusive Quaker community?

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* 6. Diversity Champions (Allies) actively promote all aspects of equality and inclusion within their area of ministry or responsibility, ensuring that people are more aware and actively promote equality, diversity and inclusion.
In what way could Diversity Champions (Allies) contribute towards the Religious Society of Friends becoming more active in promoting a diverse and inclusive Quaker community?

In your opinion, what obstacles would need to be overcome for Diversity Champions (Allies) to be effective in affecting change?

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* 7. In your opinion, what obstacles would need to be overcome for Diversity Champions (Allies) to be effective in affecting change?

If you can, name up to three Quaker resources you are aware of, that can help Quakers in Britain talk about diversity and inclusion.

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* 8. If you can, name up to three Quaker resources you are aware of, that can help Quakers in Britain talk about diversity and inclusion.

Thanks again, for taking the time to complete this questionnaire. If you would like to contact me to discuss this subject further, please email me at nimdaud@msn.com

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