Saving Our Stories -
Oral History Training with Melissa Ziobro

“Saving Our Stories”  Our recent “basic” training in oral history was presented by Melissa Ziobro, Specialist Professor of Public History, Department of History and Anthropology at Monmouth University, and President of Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region.   She defined oral history and introduced several major collections.  Best practices, logistics, procedures, and resources for further learning followed.   Among the procedures, she addressed preparing questions, research, recording equipment, transcriptions, and preserving the interview.   Melissa also stressed the importance of providing a potential interviewee with a letter r email -  in writing – explaining the topics to be addressed in the interview, and getting a signed release so the material can be shared with others.

Upcoming Events

New Years: Creative Playfulness and Prayer with Jesse White
Jan 18, 2022 18:00Zoom, PA
Wednesday Worship Sharing
Jan 19, 2022 19:00Zoom, PA
Let's Talk About Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jan 20, 2022 19:30Zoom, PA
Concord Quarterly Meeting at Wilmington
Jan 23, 2022 08:30Zoom, PA
Let it Shine' this January 23, 2022. Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting- hosted by Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia
Jan 23, 2022 10:30Zoom, PA
Vigil for Racial Justice
Jan 23, 2022 16:00

Holiday Happenings!


Early Friends believed that all days were equally important, and so they did not celebrate Christmas and other holidays.  In recent years, Friends have adopted many mainstream Christian traditions but they are usually grounded in our belief in simplicity and sustainability.  Each meeting has its special activities, including concerts, plays, singing carols, service activities and making “simple gifts.”   Activities at meetings across South Jersey are included in the Upcoming Events section; see also the two videos with a holiday theme.

Seasons Greetings to all our readers. 

Quaker United Nations Office Geneva names new Director

By Haddonfield Quarterly | August 14, 2021

Following an international search process, the Quaker UN Office (QUNO) has announced the appointment of Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge as the incoming Director of QUNO Geneva. Nozizwe, a South African national, is a member of the Quaker Community in the Western Cape Meeting. She has a distinguished career in government, civil society and advocacy, as well as […]

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Seeking Right Relationships with Native Americans

By haddonfieldyouth | December 8, 2021

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.  […]

Seeking Right Relationships with Native Americans

By haddonfieldyouth | December 8, 2021

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.  […]

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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.

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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.

Led by the Spirit

Open & Affirming

Centered on Community

Don't go it alone!

You deserve a faith community where you belong.

Be Free

We're a faith community that is refreshingly free in its approach. The most "dogmatic" it gets around these parts is "there is that of God in everyone."

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Be Known

Small, close-knit communities give you the opportunity to really get to know others and be known by them. These small communities are connected to form the larger South Jersey Quakers community.

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Share Values

Chances are, you want a community that shares your values. How do peace, integrity, equality, and simplicity sound?

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