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Germantown Quakers Plan to Give $500,000 as Reparations to Black neighbors Over the Next Decade
Green Street Friends is starting with a series of legal clinics to help preserve the wealth of Black homeowners. The clinics will focus on helping preserve the wealth of Black homeowners in the neighborhood. The events are the first iteration of initiatives intended to return $500,000 to Black Germantown residents over the next decade.
Looking at the Legacy of Bayard Rustin
As a gay African-American, civil rights activist Bayard Rustin faced discrimination his entire life—sometimes, Walter Naegle reminds us, among his fellow Friends. Walter, Rustin’s partner and companion in his final decades, discusses his vital contributions to Quaker testimony of peace, integrity and equality.
Six Nonviolent Ways Congress Can Help Ukraine
Friends Committee of National Legislation
Quakers have long opposed war, supported the right to conscientious objection, and actively worked for peace in our communities and around the world. Our Peace Testimony calls us to reject violence in all its forms, persistently seek peace, and promote nonviolence to break cycles of conflict and reduce suffering.
Silent Meetings Hosted by Students to Revive Quaker Traditions On Campus
Prior to the pandemic, Quaker worship in Oberlin was in-person. College involvement dwindled as the school implemented COVID-19 precautions. Now, younger students are revitalizing Quaker values on campus, hosting silent meetings, and promoting spiritual introspection.
Quakers say Central Park is Inappropriate Site for Whittier Veteran’s Memorial
Whittier Daily News
Church members say they have no problem with the memorial but took issue with the location because of the monument’s war-like scenes would be in contrast to the pacifist philosophy of the Quakers — who founded Whittier
Quakers Nominate Kenyan Miriam Were for Nobel Peace Prize
Quakers in Britain
Quakers in Britain and the United States have nominated Kenyan Doctor Miriam Were for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize to mark her tireless work over 50 years in promoting trust between governments, health authorities and the people they serve.
Quakers Plant 200 Trees in Response to Climate Concerns
Newark (UK) Quakers have converted their concern for climate change into action by planting 200 trees at the foot of the Millenium Footbridge across the River Trent. The initiative was supported by the Canal and River Trust, which owns the land and donated seven species of native trees.
Quaker Pacifism in the Context of War
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, many Friends have struggled to make sense of their pacifism and the morality of their non-violent stance, and, for some, to question whether Quakers should be pacifist at all.
Upholding Human Rights of Migrants
Mt. Toby Monthly Meeting of Friends is writing to express our dismay at the Biden administration’s decision to expand the Migrant Protection Protocols and to deploy these rules, in order to turn away people seeking safety in the United States.
Quakers Sign Climate Charter
The Society of Friends and the Nelson Tasman Climate Forum are coming together to tackle climate change. This month they signed the Forum’s Charter as a partner organization promising to act within their capabilities to support the Forum’s goals.
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