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Quaker peace testimony

Joseph S. Rowntree

Quaker peace testimony

an anthology

by Joseph S. Rowntree

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Published by Friends Book Centre in London .
Written in English


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The Quaker Peace Testimony, Hardcover – January 1, by Peter Brock (Author)Cited by: A Declaration to Charles II This is the entire text of what most believe is the seminal statement of the Quaker peace testimony. A Declaration from the harmless and innocent people of God, called Quakers, against all plotters and fighters in the world, for the removing the ground of jealousy and suspicion from both magistrates and people in the kingdom, concerning wars.

"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 which steadfastly refuses to be defined by creed or dogma.".

Sources of the Quaker Peace Testimony (Pendle Hill Pamphlet Book 27) - Kindle edition by Brinton, Howard. 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.

The Peace Testimony, also known as the Testimony Against War, is a shorthand description of the stand generally taken by members of the Quaker testimonies, it is less a "belief" than a commitment to act in a certain way, in this case to refrain from participation in war and to actively oppose it and those who participate in war.

The Quakers' original refusal to bear arms has. The spiritual basis of our peace testimony Quaker peace organisations in Britain What you can do years on: the peace testimony today A large print version is available: please email the publications team at [email protected] or call The explanations of Quakers for the peace testimony echo the views of early Christians whose writings are still available to us.

In the beginning of the Declaration, Friends noted that "wars and fightings proceed from the lusts of men" (James ). (From A declaration from the harmless and innocent people of God, called Quakers, London:as quoted in: Britain Yearly Meeting [Ed] Quaker Faith and Practice: the book of Christian discipline of the Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends in.

The Peace Testimony is probably the best known and best loved of the Quaker testimonies. Its roots lie in the personal experience of the love and power of Christ which marked the founders of the Quaker movement.

They were dominated by a vision of the world transformed by Christ who lives in the hearts of all. Recommended THE QUAKER PEACE TESTIMONY: TOPeter Brock, Sessions Book Trust, York, Recommended THE JOURNAL OF GEORGE FOX. Recommended THE JOURNAL OF JOHN WOOLMAN.

Peter Brock offers in this volume an exploration of the Quaker peace testimony from the beginnings of the Society of Friends in civil war England to His survey is based largely, though not entirely, on secondary sources; primary sources include tracts written by William Penn, John Bellers, and Jonathan Dymond, and nineteenth-century Quaker journals.

Born in an era of profound spiritual awakening, the Quaker Peace Testimony remains a radical challenge today--to live Jesus' message of love, forgiveness and reconciliation. Neither religious dogma nor philosophical principle, it offers no easy answers, only a daunting question--how Brand: Pendle Hill Publications.

By Douglas Gwyn. This book advocates a renewal of the traditional Quaker peace testimony, to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The liberal Quaker renewal of a century ago fostered a pacifist ideology that diverged from the existential faith-commitment to.

The Quaker Peace Testimony is the oldest such concern - it dates back to the 17th Century. Letter from Northern MM to Parliamentary Leaders, Octoberon the conflict in Iraq and Syria. Letter from our Co-clerks, Yearly Meeting of Aotearoa New Zealand about the proposed use of a gun salute in Wellington on Monday 4 August to mark the centenary of the.

The Quaker Peace Testimony, to By Peter Brock. York, England: Sessions Book Trust, North American distributor: Syracuse University Press, viii + pp. $ cloth; $ paper. - Volume 62 Issue 2 - Richard E. WoodAuthor: Richard E. Wood. We’re combining three sections of the book Traditional Quaker Christianity here.

We start out with talking about the historical context (coronation of Charles II) in which Quakers first wrote the peace testimony. The peace testimony is basically like “Dear king: we believe violence is a sin, and so is swearing oaths.

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.

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.

Peace Begins With You (children’s book), Katharine Scholes & Sierra Club Books, authors; Robert Ingpen, illustrator; $ Peace be with you: A study of the spiritual basis of the Friends peace testimony, Sandra Cronk; $ The Quaker Peace Testimony, –, Peter Brock.

Practicing Peace: A Devotional Walk Through the Quaker Tradition, Catherine Whitmire; $ Peace testimony, or testimony against war, is a shorthand description of the action generally taken by members of the Religious Society of Friends 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. Quakers'. The Quaker peace testimony to (Book, ) [] Get this from a library.

The Quaker peace testimony to Book Info Pioneers of a Peaceable Kingdom: The Quaker Peace Testimony from the Colonial Era to the First World War. Book Description: Extracted fromPacifism in the United States, this work focuses on the significant contribution of the Quakers.

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. The peace testimony also leads us as individuals to consider seriously our employment, our investments, our purchases, our payment of taxes, and our manner of living as they relate to violence.

We must become sensitive to the covert as well as the overt violence inherent in some of our long-established social practices and institutions. Books of disciplines contained “advices” and “queries” and statements of “Christian doctrine,” but seldom was there any mention of testimonies (except for the Peace Testimony).

Until the publication of Guide to Quaker Practice, there was no consensus about what Friends’ social testimonies : LA Quaker. The peace testimony also means working for forgiveness and reconciliation and dwelling in a sense of our shared humanity.

More specifically, Quaker witness led to a recognition of the right to conscientious objection to military service and has involved relief and ambulance work in.

Thinking and planning creatively in relation to safety, security, nonviolence and the role of peace initiatives is an important aspect of Quaker work. Quakers in Britain are a part of the Ammerdown Group, who are practitioners and academics seeking a public conversation in search of a new vision for the future of our common peace and security.

Advices and queries are not a call to increased activity by each individual Friend but a reminder of the insights of the Society. Within the community there is a diversity of gifts. We are all therefore asked to consider how far the advices and queries affect us.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: viii, pages ; 21 cm: Contents: Pre-Quaker Pacifism in England --Quaker attitudes to war before the Peace Testimony --The Crystallisation of Quaker Pacifism --The pattern of Quaker Conscientious objection in England --Quaker conscientious objectors in colonial America --Quaker.

Described by one Friend as “translucent teachers and ministers of life,” the Brintons lived the Quaker Peace Testimony as educators, as writers, as activists (particularly with the American Friends Service Committee), and as directors of Pendle Hill during its early years. Posted March 14th,in Quaker Tagged books, faith, heart, living, look, paper, Quaker peace testimony, witness The not-so-ancient Quaker clearness committee 02/28/ 02/28/ Martin Kelley.

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.

Quaker Testimony book. Read 22 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A simple life a deadly Elizabeth Elliot leads /5(22). isaac penington whom the lord in his tender mercy, at length visited and relieved by the ministry of that despised people called quakers and in the springings of that light, life, and holy power in him, which they had truly and faithfully testified of, and directed his mind to, were these things written.

Quakers, also called Friends, are a historically Christian denomination whose formal name is the Religious Society of Friends or Friends Church. Members of the various Quaker movements are all generally united by their belief in the ability of each human being to experientially access the light within, or "that of God in every one".

Some profess the priesthood of all believers, a Founder: George Fox. The peace testimony of the colonial Quakers was, we have seen, as much an outgrowth of the parent society in Britain as were the other elements of the faith, which the "First Publishers of Truth" brought with them on their journey across the ocean.

This Anglo-American Quaker connection remained lively and close well into the nineteenth : 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.

The early Quaker peace testimony and masculinity in England, Shortly after his Restoration inCharles II received ‘A Declaration from the harmless and innocent people of. Quaker Theology #6 -Spring REVIEW ESSAY. A Great Deep: The Peace Testimony and Historical Realism.

continued - - 3. Meredith Weddle complains, at the end of her book, about "An uncharacteristic silence in Quaker records," which she says "has veiled the complexities of Quaker pacifism.".

The Library's latest reading room display focuses on our poster collection. The posters are a historic visual record of Quaker values. These values – or ‘testimonies’ – of peace, equality, simplicity and sustainability, and truth and integrity are the founding principles of Quakerism.

Quakers live out their faith, acting according to these testimonies in their everyday lives. Faith in Action: Ulster Quaker Service Committee, Irish Quaker Faith in Action, Quaker House Belfast, Ireland/Palestine Conflict Exchange (January ) Peace Testimony. The following letter to the editor of the Irish Times was published on August 25th Madam.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 [ ].This book investigates the historical context, meaning, and expression of early Quaker pacifism in England and its colonies.

Weddle focuses primarily on one historical moment--King Philip's War, which broke out in between English settlers and Indians in New :