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Find your spiritual refuge

If you've been looking for a faith community where you can be fully yourself without creeds getting in the way, maybe you've been looking for Quakers.

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Title: Finding Spiritual Refuge
Matthew Sharp of Cherry Hill, NJ

I think my kids really benefit. I think it's a huge gift my wife and I have given them. Meeting gives them a kind of a chance, a practice, of being silent in a world where there's so many distractions, and there's so much data and information. So, the meeting's just kind of like a refuge and a place to be that we don't have to be super brilliant. We don't have to know everything. We can just kind of try to, you know, find that Light inside of us, that God inside of us. And what does that look like? How does that come out?

Title card: How My Family Found Spiritual Refuge in Quaker Meeting

It's a place where you can go and be yourself and find that Light inside yourself. You know that Light when you do something good, when you feel good, when you help others? That thing that comes out and shines.

And we were just attracted to the Meeting because of the service aspect, the social justice, and really, the conversations at Adult First Day School kind of were the things we were concerned about and thinking about as a family.

So, my name is Matthew Sharp, and I live in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and I go to Haddonfield Monthly Meeting.

Woodstown Meeting:  Demining for Peace

Over more than a decade of fundraising by Woodstown and Birmingham Meeting (West Chester, PA) Meetings has made it possible to purchase 98 magnetic locators, which are used as mine detectors in war-torn areas.  The Schonstedt Instrument Company, the manufacturer, in turn matched these donations so that 196 instruments – about 1/3 of those deployed to date by that company – have been used in 30 countries including Nepal, Gaza, Libya, Mali and Afghanistan.  Friends’ efforts were highlighted in a recent article by Carleton Crispin and Jack Mahon in Friends Journal.

The International Campaign to Ban Landmines estimates 15,000-20,000 people are killed or maimed by landmines and similar devices each year; many are civilians and one-fifth are children.  See Here:

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As part of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting’s Runway to Annual Sessions, ‘We Are the Radical Monarchs’ is a two-part event for all ages (10-100!). The first event will be a community viewing of the documentary on June 11, followed by a facilitated discussion on June 13. Friends unable to join on June 11 can register and receive the […]

The Story of How a Film Intersects with PYM Youth Programs

By Haddonfield Quarterly | June 3, 2021

As part of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting’s Runway to Annual Sessions, ‘We Are the Radical Monarchs’ is a two-part event for all ages (10-100!). The first event will be a community viewing of the documentary on June 11, followed by a facilitated discussion on June 13. Friends unable to join on June 11 can register and receive the […]

The Story of How a Film Intersects with PYM Youth Programs

By Haddonfield Quarterly | June 3, 2021

As part of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting’s Runway to Annual Sessions, ‘We Are the Radical Monarchs’ is a two-part event for all ages (10-100!). The first event will be a community viewing of the documentary on June 11, followed by a facilitated discussion on June 13. Friends unable to join on June 11 can register and receive the […]

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