Tuckerton and Early Beginnings of “Eyre Haven” and Little Egg Harbor Friends

Early history of Little Egg Harbor is closely tied to Quakers. First European settlers inthe area include Long Island Quakers who arrived before 1698. Friends established asmall settlement at Tuckerton, which became county seat of Ocean County in 1850.Little Egg Harbor grew from initial farming, fur trading, fishing and whaling to includegristmills, sawmills, shipbuilding, salt […]

Sept. 17th March to End Fossil Fuels

Medford Meeting’s Climate Change Group has partnered with GreenFaith South Jersey to take a bus of marchers to The March to End Fossil Fuels that will take place from 1-4PM on Sept. 17th in NYC. (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ozrQxmK-wgNCee64xaQA4MXgHC6Qaa2M/view). The purpose of the march is to urge President Biden and other world leaders to end our dependence on fossil fuels. Thousands of people from across the country and […]

LNG Port Resolution

Monthly Meetings within the Three Quarters, and Philadelphia Yearly Meeting are asked by to consider adopting a resolution to oppose the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project in Gibbstown, NJ. The resolution would need to be sent to Governor Murphy, the Biden Administration, and the Army Corps of Engineers. A resolution to disapprove this project also […]

The Wartime Quaker: The Friends Ambulance Unit (revision)

The Wartime Quaker: The Friends Ambulance Unit (revision)

During the tumultuous World Wars, Quakers emerged as a steadfast force of pacifism, striving to promote peaceful solutions amidst the chaos of conflict. Their unwavering commitment to nonviolence led to the formation of the Friends Ambulance Unit (FAU), a beacon of compassion in the face of war. The FAU, founded by a group of Quakers, dedicated itself to providing vital medical aid to all, transcending national boundaries and political beliefs.

Lenni-Lenape Tribal Pow-wow

Join Friends in celebrating the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation’s42nd Annual Public Pow-wow  “What is a Pow-wow? A Pow-wow is a Native American festival where nations from throughout the continent gather to a hosting nation’s land and share in celebration through singing and dancing. We take the opportunity to educate and provide entertainment for the public. […]

Knitting for Peace – A project of Seaville Friends Meeting

Knitting for Peace is a project of Seaville Friends (Quaker) Meeting. Quakers adhere to a Peace Testimony renouncing war and embracing the transformative power of love and nonviolence. Friends endeavor to see “that of God” in every person, regardless of nationality, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, or social status. Knitting for Peace is our […]

Historic Golden Rule will be visiting the Philadelphia area

The historic Golden Rule will be visiting the Philadelphia area May 7-13, 2023.In 1958, a crew of anti-nuclear weapons activists including Haddonfield Meeting’s George Willoughby attempted to interpose themselves and the boat between the U.S. government and its atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean.The Golden Rule was boarded twice […]

For the Love of God…and each other

By Dietrich Preston, Clerk of Salem Quarter. Written ahead of Valentine’s day. As usual, the December holidays flew by and it’s already the end of January. February is fast approaching and we will be coming up on Valentine’s Day already. Theoretically, Valentine’s day stemmed from the Roman celebration of Lupercalia, a festival occurring on February 15 […]

New Fortress Energy wants to build a deep water port in Gibbstown, NJ

NewFortress Energy wants to build a deep water port in Gibbstown, NJ, to export liquefied natural gas (fracked gas from PA) overseas. Given the state of our climate, any proposal that promotes increasing the extraction and use of fossil fuels at a time when we need to switch to renewable energy is problematic. However an […]

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