Linda Shockley,

Executive Board President, Lawnside Historical Society speaks at the October 12 2021 Haddonfield Quarterly Meeting

Oral history identifies Peter Mott as an agent and conductor for the Underground Railroad, working from his home and Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church in present day Lawnside. Freedom seekers would continue their journey north via Evesham, Haddonfield, and Pennsauken. The Lawnside Historical Society has restored Mott’s home for use as a museum of the Underground Railroad and the Lawnside community, the only historically African-American incorporated municipality in the northern USA.

www.petermotthouse.org

https://www.facebook.com/LawnsideHist...

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Cropwell Meeting in Marlton provided the backdrop for “Finding Freedom in South Jersey” on NBC’s Roots Less Traveled program. The episode focused on a brother from Camden, NJ and sister from California who were searching for information about their Truitt ancestors. They learned that “their African American ancestors were farmers and land owners pre-emancipation, with the help from an amazing family of Quakers.”

Films from the Gardner Documentary Group

By haddonfieldyouth | November 22, 2021

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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Medford Quakers host weekly climate ‘strike’

By Haddonfield Quarterly | September 12, 2020

From: South Jersey Local News.com September 11, 2020 MEDFORD >> On the last Saturday of every month, more than green grass covers the lawn of Medford Friends Meeting, the historic Quaker meetinghouse at 14 Union Street here. It’s shoes. Dozens of shoes, all bearing signs about the “other” ongoing world-wide crisis: Climate Change. The pandemic […]

Films from the Gardner Documentary Group

By haddonfieldyouth | November 22, 2021

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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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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