Tag: Quaker Peace and Social Witness

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; […]

325 Organizations Propose Climate Solution You’ve Never Heard Of….

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 […]

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