Quaker Activists Organizing for Peace and Justice

Simplicity–Peace–Integrity–Community–Equality–Stewardship The Atlantic Coast Quaker Activists (ACQA) are leading a movement of Quakers and other concerned citizens throughout the Eastern United States and beyond. We are engaging in acts of Moral Witness to support our fellow human beings and grow toward a better tomorrow. ACQA’s purpose is to connect “grassroots” Quaker activists and supporters on

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Could the Holocaust Happen in America?

How the Holocaust Happened and Could It Happen in America? Yesterday I had a powerful, spontaneous, terrifying conversation with a close friend and colleague. She is a smart, capable professional woman in her 60’s. We were having one of those short on-the-move hallway conversations during a break at work. The topic of politics and the

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Attention Violence

On November 2nd 1965, my 6th birthday, I learned of the death by immolation, of my best friend’s father – Quaker Norman Morrison. Driving down a suburban street just outside of Baltimore in Lutherville Maryland my own father explained, as best he could, the circumstances of Norman’s death. The Morrison’s, like my family, were members

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Let’s End the 13th Amendment Exception Clause

The thirteenth amendment of the U.S. Constitution reads as follows: Thirteenth Amendment: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” January 31, 1865. Ratified by the states, December 6, 1865. Let’s remove the

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There is That of God in Everyone

The early Quakers were not only inspired by quiet meditation, waiting for the Spirit.  They also read their Bibles regularly.  Sometimes they would argue with clergy, invoking scripture to substantiate their views.  This post explores some Biblical warrants for the watchword of their founder, George Fox, who said, “There is that of God in everyone.”

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