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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; […]

325 Organizations Propose Climate Solution You’ve Never Heard Of….

Including Canadian Friends Service Committee, Quaker Peace and Social Witness (England) and Friends in AustraliaTo: Participants in COP26 UN Climate Change Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, November 1-12, 2021 As a result of final-hour demands made by the U.S. government during negotiation of the 1997 Kyoto treaty, military greenhouse gas emissions were exempted from climate negotiations. That […]

Mickleton holds a Get out the Vote event

On Wednesday October 20th Friends at Mickleton Meeting held a “Get out the Vote” event. Friends stood for several hours on the corner of their Meeting’s property – which happens to be at a well traveled intersection, and held up nonpartisan signs such as “your vote counts”, and “remember to vote on November 2nd”. They […]

Newton Meeting and the Camden County History Alliance

Over the past few years, Newton Meeting has participated in tours and open houses offered by the Camden County History Alliance. Although a small number of people visited the meetinghouse, working with the Alliance has been fruitful in multiple ways: networking, information sharing, and joint projects. The Alliance’s Fall, 2021 magazine includes an article on […]

Interested in South Jersey History?

SouthJerseyQuakers would like to connect with people who are knowledgeable about and/or interested in learning more about the role of Quakers in South Jersey.   We could do several things together – provide training on conducting an oral history interview, create a Quaker history trail, and hold Open Houses together.   And, the upcoming 250th anniversary of […]

Burlington Quarterly Meeting

Sunday, September 19  – The Quarter’s business meeting will be held at Mt. Holly. Instead of a program, Friends are encouraged to participate in the concert by Keith Calmes, by the acclaimed guitarist. Friends can attend the concert in person at Barnegat Meeting, or by zoom. Winner of the Artists International competition, Calmes is a […]

Moving Forward Together in the Face of Climate Change

During Philadelphia Yearly Meeting’s Annual Sessions, Friends united to come under the weight of climate change and eco-justice as a Yearly Meeting Witness. The Climate Change Sprint Report was enthusiastically adopted, including specific action areas for all Friends to consider.  Now the work begins! The Eco Justice Collaborative invites you to join us on Zoom […]

Assist Afghan Refugee Resettlement

PYM Quaker communities and individuals have asked how to help! The recent events in Afghanistan have led to a dramatic uptick in the number of refugees who will need resettlement — a number that has reached crisis levels and requires unprecedented response. Many meetings have contacted PYM for information about how they can collaborate with churches and […]

Let’s Talk with Matthew Van Meter

On May 13, meeting member Matthew van Meter joined Moorestown Friends Meeting’s Anti-Racism Committee to discuss Deep Delta Justice.  His book describes the key figures involved in the 1968 Supreme Court case Duncan v. Louisiana, which guaranteed the right to trial by jury. Matthew shared his perspective on the impact of his Quaker upbringing on his […]

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