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A Quaker Memorial DayWhile much of the U.S. population is involved in or watching Memorial Day events centered on those killed taking part in our wars, I hope Quakers will make room for a different approach to this observance.Jesse Buckner, from North Carolina.To be sure, Friends also have much to remember, and many to memorialize who…

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Solidarietà ai manifestanti Anti NATO dei quaccheri in Italia domani a Solbiate Olona VA. Preghiamo per Voi e Noi

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Happy birthday, Grace Jantzen (May 24, 1948 – May 2, 2006! ‪#‎Feminist‬ theologian and philosopher. ‪#‎Pacifist‬. ‪#‎Mennonite‬ turned ‪#‎Quaker‬. Born into a Mennonite family in northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Professor of religion, culture and gender at Manchester University (England). Involved in a long-term relationship with Tina Macrae. Author of “God’s World, God’s Body” (1984), “Julian of Norwich: Mystic and Theologian” (1987), and “Becoming Divine: Towards a Feminist Philosophy of Religion” (1998).
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Heroes Series.

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Happy birthday, Isabella Ford (May 23, 1855 – July 14, 1924)! ‪#‎Quaker‬. ‪#‎Pacifist‬. ‪#‎Suffragist‬. ‪#‎Socialist‬. Labor organizer. Speaker. Writer. Buried in the Adel Friends Burial Ground, Leeds, England.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Heroes Series.

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Angelina Grimke & Religious LibertyMaintaining religious liberty within the Religious Society of Friends has not always been easy. For instance, contrary to popular Quaker legend, work in the abolitionist movement was very unpopular among Friends, and especially repugnant to the entrenched power structure of recorded ministers and elders. They thought it was “creaturely,” needlessly dangerous…

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Happy birthday, Elizabeth Gurney Fry (May 21, 1780 – Oct. 12, 1845)! ‪#‎Quaker‬ minister. Social activist. Prison reformer. Advocate for the homeless. Born in Norwich, England. Died in Ramsgate, England. Buried in the Friends Burial Ground in Barking, East London, England.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Heroes Series.

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Religious Liberty Day: for Friends & OthersIf I was the Quaker Pope, Fifth Month (May) 24 would be one of the biggest Quaker holidays/festivals on our [non]liturgical calendar. That’s because it is (or should be), “Religious Liberty Day.” It was on the 24th of Fifth Month, in 1689, that the Toleration Act, in official jargon, “received…

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Happy 94th birthday, Larry Gara (born May 16, 1922)! ‪#‎Quaker‬. ‪#‎Pacifist‬. Conscientious objector. Peace activist. History professor. Served three years in prison for refusing to register for the draft during World War II. Author of “The Liberty Line: The Legend of the Underground Railroad” (1961), among other works. Photo is of Larry with his daughter, Robin Gara.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Heroes Series.

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Chiediamo scusa se non pubblichiamo ogni giorno i martiri: li trovate nel sito mennonita

On this date in 1569 (May 16th), Dirk Willems was burned at the stake outside ‪#‎Asperen‬, Netherlands. Willems is the best-known of the ‪#‎Anabaptist‬ martyrs because of his story. He had escaped from prison and was being chased across a frozen river when one of his pursuers fell through thin ice. Dirk turned around, saved the man, was recaptured, and then executed. (Engraving by Jan Luiken for Martyrs Mirror.)
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Martyrs Series.

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Happy birthday, Elin Wagner (May 16, 1882 – Jan. 7, 1949)! ‪#‎Feminist‬. ‪#‎Pacifist‬. Ecologist. Teacher. Journalist. Radical environmentalist. Born in Lund, Sweden. A pioneer of the suffragist/feminist movement in Sweden. Critic of patriarchal systems. Author of “Men and Other Misfortunes” (1908), among many other books.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Heroes Series.

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We must act and dare the appropiateness and not whatever comes to our mind not floating in the likelihood but grasp the reality as brave as we can be freedom lies in action not in the absence of mind obedience knows the essence of good and satisfies it, freedom dares to act and returns God the ultimate judgment of what is right and what is wrong, Obedience performs blindly but Freedom is wide awake Freedom wants to know why, Obedience has its hands tied, Freedom is inventive obedient man respects God’s commands and by virtu of his Freedom, he creats new commands. Both Obedience and Freedom come true in responsability (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

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