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Happy birthday, James Mott (June 20, 1788 – Jan. 26, 1868)! ‪#‎Quaker‬. ‪#‎Hicksite‬. ‪#‎Pacifist‬. ‪#‎Abolitionist‬. ‪#‎Suffragist‬. Attended the founding meeting of the American Anti-Slavery Society in Philadelphia in 1833. Later he helped found the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society with his wife, Quaker minister Lucretia (Coffin) Mott. In 1848 he chaired the Seneca Falls Convention, the first […]

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Happy birthday, Arthur Ernest Morgan (June 20, 1878 – Nov. 16, 1975)! ‪#‎Unitarian‬ turned ‪#‎Quaker‬. ‪#‎Pacifist‬. ‪#‎Humanist‬. Communitarian. Educator. Community organizer. Civil engineer. Advocate of Native American rights. Utopian dreamer. President of Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio (1920-1936). In 1937 he founded the Celo Community in western North Carolina (still in existence). Founder of the Fellowship of Intentional Communities (FIC). Born in Hamilton County, Ohio. Died in Xenia, Ohio. Buried in the Glen Helen Nature Preserve, Yellow Springs, Ohio.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Heroes Series.

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Picking Up Carolina’s Torture TrashToday was a good day to think about torture. And a good day to do something about it. Like picking up the trash.Why today? Well, actually any day is a good day for to do something about it, and especially in the USA, where the public keeps getting quick glimpses of…

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Quaccheri cristiani ecumenici per fare il bene

Happy birthday, Paul Eddington (June 18, 1927 – Nov. 4, 1995)! ‪#‎Quaker‬. ‪#‎Pacifist‬. Conscientious objector. Actor. Best known for the characters he played on the British TV shows “The Good Life” and “Yes Minister.” Born and died in London, England.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Heroes Series.

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Happy birthday, Charlotte Despard (June 15, 1844 – Nov. 10, 1939)! ‪#‎Suffragist‬. ‪#‎Pacifist‬. ‪#‎Communist‬. Vegetarian. Novelist. Tax resister. Anti-poverty activist. Anti-conscription activist. Anti-vivisectionist. Advocate of civil disobedience methods. Founder of the Women’s Peace Crusade in England, for the purpose of opposing all war. Friend of Eleanor Marx (Karl’s daughter). In 1909 she met Mahatma Gandhi and was influenced by his philosophy of passive resistance. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Died in Whitehead, near Belfast, Ireland, at the age of 95. Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, Ireland.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Heroes Series.

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Who Wants The Best Quaker Job There Is?When I started as Director of Quaker House in Fayetteville, North Carolina, near Fort Bragg, my main task was to get ready for a big war. The U.S. was already fighting in Afghanistan, and the buildup for an invasion of Iraq was well underway. We could hear the war machine…

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Orlando & Friends: A Quaker Prophet SpeaksFierce controversies over the presence and affirmation of LGBT persons have dogged many Quaker Yearly Meetings in the past decades. In some groups, the debate has been resolved; but in others it continues to rage.As discussed in an earlier post, the late Willie Frye, a longtime North Carolina Quaker…

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Happy birthday, Barbara Leonard Reynolds (June 12, 1915 – Feb. 11, 1990)! ‪#‎Quaker‬. ‪#‎Pacifist‬. Anti-nuclear activist. War tax resister. Writer. Educator. Best known for her work with survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Also worked closely with Cambodian refugees in the late 1970s and 1980s. Founder of the World Friendship Center, a hospitality house in Hiroshima. Creator of the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Memorial Collection, located at the Wilmington College Peace Resource Center in Wilmington, Ohio. Barbara deliberately lived below the poverty level to avoid paying taxes that fund the Pentagon. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Died in Wilmington, Ohio.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Heroes Series.

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People in the traditions of Christianity and Islam have partial experiences of both violent and peaceful conducting of conflict. Neither is perfect. Neither community is clean…

Sorgente: Religion and Violence

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On this date in 1561 (June 10th), three ‪#‎Hutterites‬ were executed in ‪#‎Innsbruck‬, Austria. Eustachius Kotter, a stone mason, was put to death first, by beheading. Jorg Rack, a Hutterite deacon, was beheaded next. Finally, Hans Mandl, a basket-maker, was tied to a ladder and thrown alive onto a fire with the corpses of his brothers.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Martyrs Series.

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