We are going to confess our long held belief. Human beings have, in our opinion, the same fundamental biology we had when for hundreds of years the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade was in place. Our biology is also the same when, not too many years ago, Jews were slaughtered by the millions. As human beings
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
Quaker Activists are preparing for the Poor People’s Campaign and we need a song. The video below shares a good one. Let’s use it!
Protesters are demanding the shutdown of Berks County Detention Center. Ten minutes outside of Reading, the rural town of Leesport contains a sprawling, tree-lined campus of rolling green hills and relatively modern red brick buildings for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and for Berks County. Their purposes are agricultural, as well as educational, and maintenance. More
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
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
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.”
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