Thou experiences on A Quaker Christmas? Photo by Jorge Barrios – Own work, Public Domain inspiration by Molly Wingate What can we offer in addition to “Simple buildings, plain pews, unadorned windows, and silence” Friends, as we search for Light outside and within, as we turn to the cold months and expectantly encounter the diverse […]
“Shall we behold, unheeding,Life’s holiest feelings crush’d?–When woman’s heart is bleeding,Shall woman’s voice be hush’d?” Elizabeth Margaret Chandler In 1848, nearly 300 men and women gathered in Seneca Falls, New York, to begin the United States’ first public political meeting regarding women’s rights. Seneca Falls Convention resulted in the Declaration of Sentiments, a document modeled […]
During the tumultuous World Wars, Quakers emerged as a steadfast force of pacifism, striving to promote peaceful solutions amidst the chaos of conflict. Their unwavering commitment to nonviolence led to the formation of the Friends Ambulance Unit (FAU), a beacon of compassion in the face of war. The FAU, founded by a group of Quakers, dedicated itself to providing vital medical aid to all, transcending national boundaries and political beliefs.
As part of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting’s Runway to Annual Sessions, ‘We Are the Radical Monarchs’ is a two-part event for all ages (10-100!). The first event will be a community viewing of the documentary on June 11, followed by a facilitated discussion on June 13. Friends unable to join on June 11 can register and receive the […]