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Quaker peace testimony today

Quaker peace testimony today

some present day interpretations, a pamphlet for discussion

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Published by Northern Friends Peace Board in Leeds .
Written in English


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Statement[prepared by] Northern Friends Peace Board.
ContributionsNorthern Friends Peace Board.
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Open LibraryOL14170191M

Plainness is an extension of the testimony of simplicity and can still be observed today among modern Friends who do not follow fashion trends or purchase extravagant clothing. This testimony also finds expression in the tradition of plain walls and functional furniture in . But they cannot show us, for it is expressly against New Testament scripture and against the spirit of the living Christ, who is the same yesterday, today, and for ever. Although governments may strive after it and many try to obtain it by politically demonstrative means, only Jesus Christ can give us true peace [see John ].

Jul 03,  · There is a Quaker hymn book, Quakers at a peace march and this is our testimony to the whole world. Quaker statement to King Charles II, 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.

Quakers say it loud: the poster collection of the Library of the Society of Friends. acting according to these testimonies in their everyday lives. Quakers are perhaps best known for their peace testimony, which leads them to ‘witness’ against all war and violence. Today Quaker Peace & Social Witness (QPSW) takes action on peace and. The Quaker Peace Testimony and the Spanish Civil War. A transnational movement of pacifist activists that included the Quakers, artists, writers, public intellectuals, and relief workers organized to help the people under attack in Spain and to relieve the effects of war.


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Quaker peace testimony today Download PDF EPUB FB2

The peace testimony is a tough demand that we should not automatically accept the categories, definitions and priorities of the world. We look to the Spirit, rather than to prescriptive hypothetical statements.

The peace testimony, today, is seen in what we do, severally and together, with our lives. 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. The struggle over the peace testimony became the crucible of 20th century Quakerism and, because of the commitment of some Quaker pacifists, exerted a pivotal influence on the modern American peace movement.

During the Cold War, the peace testimony's most ardent backers initiated a movement to renew the Society of Friends. The peace testimony also means working for forgiveness and reconciliation and living in a sense of our shared humanity.

Our faith in action. Quaker work has led to a recognition of the right to conscientious objection to military service and has involved relief and ambulance work in war-stricken areas.

Navigating this web site: Entries are not in alphabetical order but instead age order. New entries are added to the bottom of each section. Use the search function of your browser to locate entries. Explore Friends Journal, the magazine dedicated to communicating Quaker experience in order to connect and deepen spiritual lives.

Watch short videos about Friends at QuakerSpeak. One of the difficulties with maintaining a commitment to the Peace Testimony is the elevation of W.W. II to the status of a ‘Good War’. The idea is that W.W.

II is an exception; other wars may be awful, unnecessary, or even evil, but W.W. II is considered to be an. Welcome to Quaker faith & practice online. This book of Quaker faith and practice is an attempt to express Truth through the vital personal and corporate experience of Friends.

It is largely composed of extracts: a fitting way of expressing the breadth of Quaker theology. Quaker Peace Testimony Today by Rowland Dale,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Peace. Quakers are perhaps best known for our peace testimony.

It comes from our belief that love is at the centre of existence and that all human life is of equal worth. It has led Quakers to refuse military service and work creatively for peace. Sources of the Quaker Peace Testimony (Pendle Hill Pamphlet Book 27) - Kindle edition by Howard Brinton.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Sources of the Quaker Peace Testimony (Pendle Hill Pamphlet Book 27).Author: Howard Brinton.

"Ask anyone, Quaker or otherwise, about the essential beliefs of the Religious Society of Friends and chances are you will hear something about Friends historic peace testimony. "Quakers don't fight in wars" is something specific that people can say about this peculiar sect.

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.

Walking in the Way of Peace: Quaker Pacifism in the Seventeenth Century - Kindle edition by Meredith Baldwin Weddle.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Walking in the Way of Peace: Quaker Pacifism in the Seventeenth Century/5(2). Peace.

The Quaker peace testimony arises from the belief of "that of God in everyone". Early Quakers recognised that they must seek to bring about God's will without the use of force or violence - a person labelled as "enemy" is equally precious to God.

Tag Archives ⇒ Quaker peace testimony Is our Quaker Peace Testimony an historical artifact or a living witness to our faith. Tough ques­tion in the book­store today: a cus­tomer called ask­ing for books about the con­nec­tion between Friends and Anabap­tists. Remark­ably, we could­n’t come up with much of a list.

The corporate Peace Testimony is perhaps the best known Quaker position. It was first articulated in the early years of the Quaker movement, and the refusal of violence has been central to Quaker thought ever since.

An overview of historical and current thought on the Peace Testimony can be found in chapter 24 of Quaker faith [ ]. Quaker Peace Testimony in the World Today. London: Quaker Peace and Service, Swanwick Conference. [Not held at Swarthmore College]. Quaker Studies, vol.

7, no. 1 (Sept. ) is devoted entirely to the history of the Quaker peace testimony. Die Quäker und der Krieg: eine Neue Darlegung des Quäkerstandpunktes.

Mackenzie: Welcome to Quaker Faith and Podcast, where we will explore traditional Quaker beliefs and a variety of Quaker beliefs found today. Welcome back to Quaker Faith and Podcast, and finally I think for the first time in this entire podcast, we are going to say the word “spices”.

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 evenousaccess.com: LA Quaker.

Quaker Book - is an Amazon affiliate that supports our ministry. Buy books from Amazon through our portal and 15% of the sales goes towards supporting QuakersOnline Ministry. Quaker Heritage Press aims to restore and make available early historical Quaker writings that have gone out of print.

One of the things probably best known about Quakers is that we have a testimony against participation in war, which we call the peace evenousaccess.com the Quaker movement was developing, Christian bodies did not generally take a pacifist stance.Apr 04,  · In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content.

THE PEACE TESTIMONY IN "A GARDEN ENCLOSED" By Peter Brock* The last years of Quaker government in Pennsylvania, climaxing in the retirement of Friends from the Provincial Assembly inand then the experiences of the Revolutionary War, two decades later, had led on to a more general withdrawal from active .Apr 04,  · In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content.

Book Reviews Edited by Thomas D. Hamm The Quaker Peace Testimony, to By Peter Brock. York, Eng.: Sessions, viii + pp. Notes, bibliographical postscripts, and index.