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Quaker peace testimony today

Bertram Pickard

Quaker peace testimony today

a report on the state of the World Society of Friends with respect to its peace testimony

by Bertram Pickard

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Published by American Section, Friends World Committee for Consultation in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Society of Friends.,
  • War,
  • Pacifism

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsPickard, Irene, Friends World Committee for Consultation. American Section
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBX7748W2 P53
    The Physical Object
    Pagination43 p.
    Number of Pages43
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19262423M

    Presenters will be notified of acceptance no later than February, For over a century, Brock shows, Friends in Great Britain and North America and Quaker-ruled Pennsylvania in particular confronted the question of what constituted the just use of force. Peter Brock offers in this volume an exploration of the Quaker peace testimony from the beginnings of the Society of Friends in civil war England to Friends Coordinating Committee on Peace U. However, the outbreak of war created an ideological divide among the group, as most Quakers remained true to their pacifist beliefs and refused to support any military actions.

    George Fox's Attitude toward War. Quakers in Britain is the name the organisation is commonly known by. It is all that lovers of peace can do at a time like this. Washington, D. AfterQuakers everywhere were a very small sect. Dymond, Jonathan.

    Many conscientious objectors have undertaken alternative forms of service during wartime, and others have been imprisoned. Philadelphia: American Friends Service Committee. Moderate living avoids over-indulgence and slavery to fashion; it requires a responsible attitude to alcohol and drugs of any kind. These, and others like them, were practical questions which required an individual decision.


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Quaker peace testimony today book

Britain Yearly Meeting refers to both the religious gathering and the organisation. Graham, John W. How do we engage the voices of those who do not share our individual and institutional perspectives on peace and justice. Rumsey, and Norval Hadley.

London: printed by Harvey and Darton. The Friends Peace Testimony. Jones, Rufus Matthew. Ellwood Zell for the Book Association of Friends.

A number of letters and statements were written this year, as much to remove any suspicion that Friends might have been involved in violent political activity as a desire to make their position clear.

Philadelphia: T. Lord, Mary E. These teams believe that they can lower the levels of violence through nonviolent direct action, human rights documentation, and nonviolence training. On the positive side, Quakers have acted to end slavery, to relieve the suffering caused by war and oppression, to mediate between parties in conflict, and to promote worldwide economic and cultural development on a basis of self-determination and dignity.

Conscientious objection is also recognized by the Department of Defense. Each Book of Discipline is updated periodically by each Yearly Meeting according to the usual practice of decision making within the Religious Society of Friends.

Friends Meeting of Washington. In what ways can and should our institutions of higher education act as a local and global force for peace and justice?

Finally, Quakers have played a significant role in the creation and support of peace organisations not run by Quakers. Challenge to Mars : Essays on Pacifism From to It does not exclude artistic creativity, which is a deep human need, and can be an expression of the divine.

Peace Testimony

The Peace Testimony of Friends in the 20th Century. Friends Peace and International Relations Committee. On this basis Quakers work for equality in all areas of social, cultural, legal, political and economic life, rejecting artificial distinctions of race and social status. And, as Friends followed the frontier and thereby came into contact with the lawlessness of such regions, how would they meet the challenges this brought to their philosophy of nonviolence?

Since Marchit has been awarded annually to those who have "done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses". Proposals may be submitted on-line. Friends Peace Committee Philadelphia Pa.

This withdrawal indeed was not peculiar to the Society on this side of the Atlantic. The Quaker Service emblem was created during the Franco-Prussian war of Dymond, Jonathan.This article is intended to serve both as an introduction to John Woolman and a review of the book, John Woolman: Quintessential Quaker, by David Sox example of bringing his concern under the discipline of his faith community is frequently cited by Friends even today.

Living Simply. He felt the Quaker peace testimony deeply. Jun 01,  · To reconsider some of the dilemmas our Peace Testimony has given us, I looked at Peter Brock’s book, The Quaker Peace Testimony to My meeting has also looked at peace issues stimulated by the book published in by the Pendle Hill Issues Program entitled A Continuing Journey: Papers from the Quaker Peace Roundtable.

On Quaker Life and the Peace Testimony pot, as evidenced on Quaker Life’s Facebook page. As I pondered what she wrote, I was reminded of a section of my book Sacred Compass that deals with this issue to some extent – the issue being, in my eyes, how Quakers (indeed how Christians of all stripes) have arrived at different conclusions Author: Brent Bill.

Mar 14,  · A testimony can be personal (like Fox's) or it can be a collective witness, like the historic Peace Testimony of In either case, it is more than a statement of principles, it is a witness to action. If we aren't living our faith, then the Peace Testimony is simply an historical hildebrandsguld.com: LA Quaker.

Dec 03,  · The Quaker peace testimony calls us to work actively for the just and peaceful transformation of conflict, and for the removal of causes of violence and injustice. As educators at Quaker and non-Quaker institutions, what roles do peacemaking and social concern play in.

Our Quaker testimony to truth and to integrity, to equality and justice, to peace, to simplicity and sustainability, all spring from gospel principles which Jesus taught’. Michael then looks at the four gospels, using an image that particularly appeals to hildebrandsguld.com: Sejin.