Month: October 2020

John Woolman Memorial New Reflection Garden in memory ofMary Ann Bacon and Alice Edgerton     A number of years ago, Mary Ann Bacon was taking a walk in Mt. Holly, NJ, during her lunch hour, when she passed the John Woolman Memorial.  Being a Quaker, Mary Ann knew about John Woolman, but what particularly drew […]

Governor signs legislation to release people in prison during the pandemic

AFSC PRISON WATCH staff member indicates “this is a good step in the right direction.” NEWARK, NJ (October 19, 2020) Today, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the Public Health Emergency Act – a bill that will give up to 3000 people the possibility of earning time off their sentence during the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation’s […]

Quaker Advocacy: Peace, People, Planet

Saturday, October 17. 1 PM, Eastern Standard Time. Join Dianne Randall, from Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) in Washington DC, and Andrew Lane from the Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) for the fourth session of FWCC’s Quaker Conversations Series. Hosted by the Friends World Committee for Consultation, this session will explore Quaker Advocacy, including when Friends’ prophetic […]

Parenting in COVID-19

By Melinda Wenner Bradley For the past six months, I’ve worked from home with my three children around me. My kids are older; this summer the youngest turned thirteen. And while I’ve been able to focus on my own work and called on very little to support their online learning last spring or this fall, […]

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