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basis of Quaker work for Peace and Service

Adam Curle

basis of Quaker work for Peace and Service

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Published by Quaker Peace & Service in London .
Written in English


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StatementAdam Curle.
ContributionsQuaker Peace & Service.
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Open LibraryOL21518509M
ISBN 100901689149

“Introduction to Quakers and Friends’ Ways” is a free online course that explores the origin of Quaker testimonies, such as the traditional peace testimony and testimony of equality, in Canadian Friends’ history and beyond. It also invites participants to deepen their understanding of the role of Monthly Meetings in Quaker life. The committee keeps in contact with local organizations working for peace and justice, and helps members and attenders engage in political action and social service in keeping with our faith and practice. The Witness and Service Committee reports to Monthly Meeting on a regular basis.


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Communications and Fundraising Dept. and Quaker Peace & Service. Peace Committee. The Quaker Peace Testimony: A Workbook for Individuals and Groups.

London: Published by the Communications and Fundraising Department of the Religious Society of Friends for the Peace Committee of Quaker Peace & Service. A Book of Discipline may refer to one basis of Quaker work for Peace and Service book the various books issued by a Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, setting out what it means to be a Quaker in that Yearly Meeting.

The common name for this book varies from one Yearly Meeting to another and includes Book of Discipline, Faith and Practice, Christian Faith and Practice, Quaker Faith and Practice, Church Government and Handbook.

It really focused a lot on justice issues and how the idea of justice and peace plays into the Quaker worldview basis of Quaker work for Peace and Service book a daily basis.

It was really helpful at the start to get an idea of the intensity with which the Quakers have acted out against injustices throughout history.

Peace Work. Baltimore, MD: Fortkamp Publishing Company, For this pamphlet Fager prepared a brief Quaker Peace and Service in London published in a brief study by Adam Curie of Bradford University called The Basis of Quaker Work for Peace and Service.

There is an historical account of the roots of Quaker service in the peace testimony going back to the writings of both Fox and Basis of Quaker work for Peace and Service book.

Timeline: Quaker work for peace 4. Background to the declaration to Charles II 6. Individual Quakers’ witness to peace 8. The spiritual basis of our peace testimony Quaker peace organisations in Britain What you can do Activities around the th anniversary of the declaration to Charles II Large print format available.

The relief work earned the AFSC the Nobel Peace Prize, an award it shared with the Friends Service Council of Great Britain, in honor of work by the Society of Friends worldwide.

World War II also reminded Quaker basis of Quaker work for Peace and Service book of their minority status within a. Young people under the age of 35 have been trained. Quaker Peace Centre wrote the proposal. QPN West Africa hosted Adrien Niyongabo when he went to UK.

He was introduced to people who are supporting peace work in West Africa so that they could also fund the work he is doing. The HROC people from Rwanda and Burundi have come to Kenya to train people. Quaker faith & practice Fifth edition Quakers perceived that with a conscience illuminated by the Light, life became an integrated whole with honesty as its basis.

From time to time adherence to factual truth can give rise to profound dilemmas for Quaker Peace & Service workers if they are in possession of information which could be. The Military Service Act came into force on 2 Marchand Quakers nationally are marking the centenary.

Our new online exhibition Matter of conscience: Quakers and conscription gives an overview of the introduction and impact of the Act. The story involves the hard work of three Quaker MPs who fought for the Act to include an exemption for men who had a religious or moral objection to.

Quakers, or the Religious Society of Friends, hold beliefs that range from very liberal to conservative, depending on the branch of the religion. Some Quaker services consist of silent meditation only, while others resemble Protestant : Jack Zavada. Thinking and planning creatively in relation to safety, security, nonviolence and the role of peace initiatives is an important aspect of Quaker work.

Quakers in Britain are a part of the Ammerdown Group, who are practitioners and academics seeking a public conversation in search basis of Quaker work for Peace and Service book a new vision for the future of our common peace and security.

American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Peace and Service, both associated with liberal Friends.

During the Vietnam War, individual liberal Friends gained notoriety in their efforts to provide food and medical relief supplies to North Vietnam. The list of actions is long and varied. In preparation for writing this book I File Size: 2MB. Quaker Peace & Social Witness Central Committee (QPSWCC) forms part of the centrally-managed work of Quakers in Britain.

It promotes and undertakes action for peace and social justice in line with our testimonies, mainly by overseeing the work of Quaker Peace & Social Witness (QPSW).

FAHE is pleased to announce the sixth volume in our book series Quakers and the Disciplines. Quakers, Creation Care, and Sustainability gathers over two dozen Quaker authors and scholars to address some of today’s pressing concerns in ecology, creation care, and sustainability. Beginning with historical Quaker themes on the subject, essays also consider developing a Quaker ecotheology.

Basis for Quaker Work for Peace and Service, The by Adam Curie, publica-tion noticed BASSETI, Thomas, reviews Quakers in the Colonial Northeast by Arthur J.

Worrall BASSUK, Daniel E., article on Rufus Jones and mysticism, noticed BATAILLON, Marcel BATES, Elisha ; article on Hicks-ite Separation in Ohio and Sources of the Quaker Peace Testimony, Howard H.

Brinton. Peace Begins With You (children’s book), Katharine Scholes & Sierra Club Books, authors; Robert Ingpen, illustrator; $ Peace be with you: A study of the spiritual basis of the Friends peace testimony, Sandra Cronk; $ The Quaker Peace Testimony, –, Peter Brock.

Quaker author Catherine Whitmire shares stories of successful nonviolent movements throughout history partnered with quotes mined from over years of teachings on peace.

Query questions lead readers on a journey to self-discovery and through the stages of practicing peace: first by focusing inwardly, then turning our eyes to practice peace in the world around us/5(10).

A few of the better known examples in the United States include: American Friends Service Committee (which puts Quaker values into action by operating service, development, and peace programs throughout the world), Friends Committee on National Legislation (which lobbies on behalf of Quaker values), Friends Council on Education (which works in.

THE QUAKER PEACE TESTIMONY AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO THE BRITISH PEACE MOVEMENT: AN OVERVIEw* Martin Ceadel New College, Oxford, England ABSTRACT This article attempts the first overview of the contribution of Quakerism to the British peace movement from its eighteenth-century origins to the present day.

It emphasizes that the. Quakers work actively to make this a better world. They are particularly concerned with: human rights, based on their belief in equality of all human beings; social justice; peace; freedom of.

An update on Quaker work in the care of Britain Yearly Meeting is, for me, the basis of our Quaker witness. The pages of Quaker News 94 are rich in tales of how Quakers peace organisations via the Quaker Peace & Social Witness (QPSW) peaceworker scheme over the.

Hodgkin started organizing British Quakers for peace and reconciliation work and in went to the US to start the Fellowship of Reconciliation, drawing especially on his Quaker contacts. While Quakers have always been active in FOR, they have also created specifically Quaker institutions working for peace such as the two Quaker UN Offices.

In doctrine, I think most Quaker churches still prefer pacifism, but it is not stressed nearly as much as it used to be. The Biblical basis for their belief is a mixture of Matthew ("Blessed are the peace-makers"), Matt ("Turn the other cheek", although this is less military-related), and perhaps Matt ("Wars and rumours of.

American Friends Service Committee, (AFSC): a Quaker organization which includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. Its work is based on the Quaker belief in the worth of every person and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.

See Quakers (known formally as the Religious Society of Friends) are a small denomination founded by George Fox in England in the 17th century.

Friends place special emphasis on the direct ongoing access that they believe all people have to God within the heart. Over the past years, Friends have developed some unique ways of attending to this divine voice in worship and in group decision-making.

And the title essay attempts to sketch out the basis for a Quaker peace witness meant to be sustained for a hundred years — through the ordeal of the “New American Century.” 74. This Quaker organization, founded after World War I, was the first organization in the world to win the Nobel Peace Prize in for its work to rebuild war-torn Europe in the aftermath of World War II.

Meeting for Reading is a column that offers reviews of new and forthcoming books intended to nurture spiritual deepening among Friends. The books selected are particularly useful to Meeting book discussion groups.

The Kendal Sparrow: A Novel of Elizabeth Fletcher by Barbara Schell Luetke, PhD. QuakerPress, Richly imagined, grounded in truth, and inspired by its author’s deep awareness. A semiannual feature to connect Friends Journal readers to the good works of Quaker organizations* in the following categories: Advocacy; Consultation, Support, and Resources; Development; Education; Environmental and Ecojustice; Investment Management; Retreat, Conference, and Study Centers; Service and Peace Work.

This revolutionary message is still the basis of the Quaker faith. and in Massachusetts and in their work for peace through the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

its efforts on war relief and aid to refugees. Now the AFSC works in fields of community development, international service and affairs, and peace education. Peace - The Basis of Quaker Work for Peace & Service: Curle Adam: Peace - What Have We Learned Quaker Approaches to Disarmament: QPS: Peace - As Lambs to the Slaughter: Rogers P, Dando M, Van Dea Dungen P.

Peace - How to Get rid of the Bomb: Scott Gavin: Pre Peace Pre War an Essay: Dymond. In Quakers were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for relief work with the victims of war and famine. The peace testimony includes action against all violence – social injustice, racism, the denial of human rights, and all forms of oppression.

We promote worldwide economic and cultural development on a basis of self-determination and dignity. Peace testimony, or testimony against war, is a shorthand description of the action generally taken by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) for peace and against participation in war.

Like other Quaker testimonies, it is not a "belief", but a description of committed actions, in this case to promote peace, and refrain from and actively oppose participation in war.

For example, from the Book of Discipline of Philadelphia YM of "It is the sense of this meeting, that a tax, levied for the purchasing of drums, colours, or for other warlike uses, cannot be paid consistently with our Christian testimony.

-- " They talk of avoiding "personal service for carrying on war" - not service in general. Quaker public awareness campaigns have focused on world events, social values and spiritual fulfilment.

Peace. Quakers’ ardent campaigning for peace, at both national and local levels, led to the establishment of the Friends Peace Committee in The Peace Committee used its influence to promote peace on Christian grounds.

The collective views of Canadian Quakers. If you’re looking for answers to common questions about Canadian Quaker positions on the boycott of illegal settlement products, see this may also be interested in our most recent public statements on Israel/Palestine and other peace issues.

Quakers have been concerned for peace in various parts of the world for centuries. Quaker House of Fayetteville, N.C., is a nonprofit peace and service organization established by Friends 50 years ago at the urging of a Fort Bragg soldier. Quaker House commemorated this landmark by hosting a luncheon on September 21 with special guests, including former directors and people who had been helped by Quaker House in the past.

40th Annual Meeting of the Friends Association for Higher Education JuneSwarthmore College and Pendle Hill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Conference Theme: Truth and Inspiration The Friends Association for Higher Education was conceived in by a group of educators seeking to bring together faculty, staff and administrators at historically Quaker colleges and.

Biblical basis of Quaker belief. It is obvious from early Quaker writings that they based their beliefs on the Bible.

Because anyone who has read Quaker writings would come to this conclusion, I would like to move beyond this question and address the issue of teaching Scripture to those who wish to understand and possess the power and energy that existed among early Quaker men and women.

Full text of "The Quakers in peace and war, an account of their principles and practice;" See other formats.As the Download pdf entered a new period of warmaking, a Friend from Baltimore YM offered a vision of how we could work for peace, with quotes from the Bible and Quaker history.

Part of panel at Friends World Committee for Consultation Peace Conference, about the spiritual basis of the Friends' peace testimony Quaker Home Service, London.How does it work?

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