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!
Tag: Quaker Peace and Social Witness
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.
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
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 […]
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 […]
“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
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 […]
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 […]
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; […]
Including Canadian Friends Service Committee, Quaker Peace and Social Witness (England) and Friends in AustraliaTo: Participants in COP26 UN Climate Change Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, November 1-12, 2021 As a result of final-hour demands made by the U.S. government during negotiation of the 1997 Kyoto treaty, military greenhouse gas emissions were exempted from climate negotiations. That […]