Tag: Quaker Peace and Social Witness

Crosswicks at the Crossroads – Take a drive back into history on Crosswicks 250th anniversary

Quaker settlement Crosswicks endured numerous occupations. Come! Visit lands, ports, roads and farms with us.

The Crosswicks Meetinghouse bore witness to at least one skirmish during the American Revolution. As you stand here today, it’s important to remember the rich history that unfolded in this very place!

Are Fifth Monarchists, Diggers, Ranters and Muggletonians punk rock or pop?

Are Fifth Monarchists, Diggers, Ranters and Muggletonians punk rock or pop?

King Charles harbored a strong dislike of Puritanism. He organized their opponents. He sought absolution. He had had a sinful sexual history for which he may perhaps have been looking to be forgiven.  In pursuit of his plethora of personal wants, he mixed international intrigue with his own interests.  Thus, strangely, was born a Quaker colony. The king needed us!

“Ours to Do?” Quakers, Wars, Ecosystem Collapse and Other Emerging Disasters: Engaging your community is critical; Preparing for a “Storm” before it comes

Having a plan may help Friends’ Meetings to use Quaker testimonies as a foundation for preparing for human, cultural, and ecological restoration following social upheaval or disaster.

A Healing Partnership: Friends Historical Library, NABS, & Indian Country Today

A Healing Partnership: Friends Historical Library, NABS, & Indian Country Today

Our relatives and relations, and seeking of Truth, Amends, Apology, Retrospective Justice on the history of Quaker Boarding Schools and Quaker colleges and institutions collaboration with the healing work of indigenous peoples through NABS

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 […]

Community Replaces Hate Symbols on School Property

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 […]

Peace Testimony

“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

Medford Meeting

On Sunday, December 19, Medford Meeting approved a resolution opposing plans to transport liquid natural gas (LNG) – fracked gas – by rail and truck from Pennsylvania to Gibbstown, NJ, for export.  Meeting members voiced strong support for the resolution, recognizing the project as both an environmental justice and a climate change issue.  Copies of the resolution were […]

Trenton Monthly Meeting: Annual Peace Vigil and Support for the Community

The tradition of a New Year’s Eve Peace Vigil continued this year with about half of the 30 participants in the Meetinghouse and the other half joining by Zoom.  The Peace Vigil is one of the Meeting’s events for Trenton’s Patriots Week (Dec 26-Dec 31) celebration.  In counterpoint to the theme of most events, the […]

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; […]

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