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Spring Celebration at Mullica Hill School

On Friday, May 13, Friends School Mullica Hill held a Spring Celebration! Pre-K through 8th grade gave a concert of many musical performances. There were presentations for the Global Engagement focus on Oceans. Hanshi Deshbandhu was honored with flowers and cards for her 90th birthday! There was a Silent Auction going on throughout the event, and […]

Community Replaces Hate Symbols on School Property

Haddonfield, NJ – Haddonfield’s Quakers invited the local community to replace symbols of hate found on their property with symbols of kindness, tolerance, and peace.     Swastikas were spray painted on trees in the historic Quaker graveyard. These hate symbols faced not just the Quaker meetinghouse, but a preschool.  Both the Haddonfield Friends School and the […]

Peace Testimony

“All bloody principles and practices we do utterly deny, with all outward wars, and strife, and fightings with outward weapons, for any end, or under any pretence whatsoever, and this is our testimony to the whole world.” – Declaration to Charles II, 1660

History of the Religious Society of Friends of Trenton and Vicinity

A transcription of a 776-page document, compiled in 1931 by Friend Elizabeth Satterthwaite, is now available in electronic form thanks to the work of Fredrick L. Millner of Trenton Meeting.  It traces the place of Quakers in the area from arrival of Mahlon Stacey in 1678 through 1931.  The original document is housed at the Trenton […]

Newton Meeting Times and Spiritual Education Series

Meeting for Worship at Newton Meeting in Camden is currently being held virtually at 10:30 AM on the first and third Sundays of the month.  They would welcome visitors from other meetings or people who are interested in learning more about Quakerism. On February 20, a discussion based on the last half of A Testament of Devotion by […]

Medford Meeting

On Sunday, December 19, Medford Meeting approved a resolution opposing plans to transport liquid natural gas (LNG) – fracked gas – by rail and truck from Pennsylvania to Gibbstown, NJ, for export.  Meeting members voiced strong support for the resolution, recognizing the project as both an environmental justice and a climate change issue.  Copies of the resolution were […]

Trenton Monthly Meeting: Annual Peace Vigil and Support for the Community

The tradition of a New Year’s Eve Peace Vigil continued this year with about half of the 30 participants in the Meetinghouse and the other half joining by Zoom.  The Peace Vigil is one of the Meeting’s events for Trenton’s Patriots Week (Dec 26-Dec 31) celebration.  In counterpoint to the theme of most events, the […]

Seeking Right Relationships with Native Americans

FCNL urges Friends to   contact members of   Congress about creating a   Truth & Healing Commission   on Indian Boarding School   Policies.  In 2016, Paula   Palmer published an article   in Friends Journal exposing practices at Quaker-run boarding schools with the express purpose was the destruction of Native culture and language.  Sadly, child abuse and death occurred at some schools.  […]

Films from the Gardner Documentary Group

Janet Gardner, a member of Princeton Meeting, has produced and directed a host of socially responsible, humanitarian focused documentary films over several decades which have been of great interest to Friends here and abroad. Examples include: plight of child soldiers; malformed victims of agent orange; abandoned mixed race Vietnam War orphans; North Vietnamese subterranean tunnel communities; […]

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