Upcoming Events

New Exhibit Unveiling at Arch Street Meeting House
May 27, 2022 17:00Arch Street Meeting House, 320 Arch St, Philadelphia, 19106, United States
The Friends Conference on Religion and Psychology
May 27, 2022 18:00Pendle Hill, 338 Plush Mill Rd, Wallingford, 19086, United States
Young Adult Friends Spring Retreat
May 27, 2022 19:00PA, United States
Silent Peace Vigil at Willistown Friends Meeting
May 28, 2022 17:00Willistown Friends Meeting, 7069 Goshen Rd, Newtown Square, 19073, United States
Supporting One Another in Violent Times: Queries & Community Meeting
May 29, 2022 20:00Zoom, PA
Silent Peace Vigil at Willistown Friends Meeting
May 31, 2022 17:00Willistown Friends Meeting, 7069 Goshen Rd, Newtown Square, 19073, United States

How does vision matter in achieving a better world? - Grorge Lakey speaks at Barnegat Meeting

George Lakey, 83, has been traveling in his ministry for equality and nonviolence since 2016 with his most recent books, Viking Economics and How We Win. His first arrest was at a civil rights demonstration in March 1963, and most recent was January 10, 2020 while demanding the U.S. Congress respond to the climate crisis. He has taught at Swarthmore, Haverford, Pendle Hill, and Woodbrooke in England. A member of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, he’s led over 1500 social change workshops on five continents.

We were thrilled that George Lakey agreed to speak for us in April 2021 on the topic of “How Does Vision Matter in Achieving a Better World?”. For news of future Barnegat Quaker Meeting events, visit us on the web: barnegatquakers.org and on Facebook: facebook.com/barnegatmonthlymeeting. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more content: tinyURL.com/BarnegatQuakersYouTube. We welcome you to join us at future events! Questions? Write to events@barnegatquakers.org.

Peace Testimony

By haddonfieldyouth | March 18, 2022

“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

“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

Photo: Kai Schwerdt / Flickr
Photo: Kai Schwerdt / Flickr
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Community Replaces Hate Symbols on School Property

By haddonfieldyouth | April 10, 2022

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 […]

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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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