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The Quakers in peace and war

an account of their peace principles and practice

by Margaret Esther Hirst

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Published by George H. Doran company in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Society of Friends -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Printed in Great Britain.

    Statementby Margaret E. Hirst ... with an introduction by Rufus M. Jones ...
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBX7748.W2 H5 1923b
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2 p., l., 7-560 p.
    Number of Pages560
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6664179M
    LC Control Number24009888
    OCLC/WorldCa5147159


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This chapter explores Quaker thought and action against war and for peace in light of these : Lonnie Valentine. The Quakers in peace and war, an account of their principles and practice; by Hirst, Margaret The Quakers in peace and war book About the Book.

Seeking Peace: The Quakers is an exploration of one of the longest and most influential non-violent resistance movements in history. For years, from tothe Quakers have been both pacifists and activists, expressing their unique religious beliefs through concrete actions.

Originally published May 1, at Suitecom One of the things probably best known about Quakers is that we have a testimony against participation The Quakers in peace and war book war, which we call the peace testimony.

As the Quaker movement was developing, Christian bodies did not generally take a pacifist stance. This work deals with the internal "war" in North Carolina, centering on the swath of Piedmont counties heavily populated by Quakers, Moravians, and later The Quakers in peace and war book Methodists.

As Auman explains, this area nurtured an anti-slavery sentiment, opposition to secession and opposition to the by: 3. The Quakers: The History and Legacy of the Religious Society of Friends profiles the life of George Fox, examines the origins of Quakerism, and looks at the Quaker utopia the community attempted to establish in Pennsylvania.

This book also covers both the The Quakers in peace and war book and criticism the unusually liberal Christian order has attracted over the centuries/5(13). 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 and fightings.

Holy Books. Quakers do not regard any book as being the actual 'word of God'. Quakers at a peace march Quakers believe that war and.

Quaker relief work during and after World War II was recognised in with a Nobel prize. There are many treasures to be found in the Library at Friends House Euston.

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[E W Orr]. Movies on Peace and War Issues Recommended by Quakers *** DISCLAIMER *** The most powerful anti-war book and movie I've read/seen. Johnny Shiloh A Disney made movie about a drummer boy in the civil war. Dated, but still good.

After he is captured and escapes, one of the soldiers asks him what the enemy is like. The Quakers in peace and war: an account of their The Quakers in peace and war book principles and practice.

and was an important vehicle for Quakers with anti-war views. An article on it appears on the Library’s blog Quaker strongrooms (see back page). The Quakers in peace and war book Peace Movement, Conscientious Objection and Conscription Quaker attitudes towards peace have a long history, going back to the Peace Testimony of For further.

The book is 22 cm and following three pages of prefatory materials, there are pages of text. It is published by Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) of Aortearoa New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand and distributed by Quaker Book Sales.

Pioneers of a Peaceable Kingdom: The Quaker Peace Testimony from the Colonial Era to the First World War Book Description: Extracted from Pacifism in the United States, this work focuses on the significant contribution of the Quakers to the history of pacifism in the United States. Top 10 Quakers in fiction M ention the Quakers, But the book bindery to which the main character, Emmett, is sent is an austere sanctuary that enshrines the Quaker Author: Bridget Collins.

The Quakers' first and most obvious enemy was the church and its officers, the priests who were maintained in luxury by the labour of the poor, thanks to the iniquitous tithe.

Quakers sought an end to the university-educated clergy, allowing instead the rise of `a ministry of simple men and women'; people who `spoke plaine words, and reached to.

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' original refusal to bear arms has been.

Margaret E. Hirst is the author of The Quakers In Peace And War ( avg rating, 1 rating, 0 reviews, published ) and Life of Friedrich List and Sel 3/5(1).

When the Civil War began, many people of different religious faiths supported the Confederate war effort. A number of Protestant ministers even served in the military. Yet, one religious group—the Quakers—went against majority opinion and refused to support the war.

From the early years of the North Carolina colony, the Quakers, or Society of Friends, held certain beliefs that differed. The Quaker campaign to end slavery can be traced back to the late s, and many played a pivotal role in the Underground Railroad.

InQuakers were prohibited from owning slaves, and Quaker Trivia. Quakers are the only religion so far to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. It was awarded to Friends worldwide inrecognizing three centuries of Quaker efforts to heal rifts and oppose war, and especially recognizing Quaker relief work in Europe following the two world wars.

Quakers began coming to the New World inwhen William Penn ( – ), a Quaker aristocrat, received a royal grant of land in the British colonies. Penn was one of the great Quaker peace visionaries. Like some other Quakers of his day, he combined biblically-based belief with rational arguments for a more humane way of life and.

Quakers Consider: Peace "We need to have a much deeper concept of peace than the negative assumption that it is simply the absence of war. Peace is an organic concept, living and creative" and those interested in learning about Quakers.

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Civil War Book Review "Required reading for scholars of Quaker history."-- Brycchan Carey is a professor of English at Northumbria University and the author of From Peace to Freedom: Quaker Rhetoric and the Birth of American Antislavery, Quakers are considered one of the "peace churches" who oppose war of any kind, and typically refuse to participate in it.

However they are also not a denomination which expects everyone in it to do exactly what the church says. See this article for more information.

The biblical basis for. The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction charts the history of Quakerism and its present-day diversity, and outlines its approach to worship, belief, theology and language, and ecumenism.

It explains the origins of the Quakers: how they emerged from the social unrest of the English civil war. When English naval units bombarded the Finnish coast during the Crimean the Quakers hurried there to heal the wounds of war, and we found them again in France after the ravages of the war When the First World War broke out, the Quakers were.

Author: Quakers Helped Abolish Slavery in the U.S. Ryan Jordan, author of Slavery and the Meetinghouse: The Quakers and the Abolitionist Dilemma, explains the role of Quakers. 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 personally and where our own service lies. The Peace Testimony has remained at the core of Quakers belief for over years. Every Quaker translates this into action in his/her own life, and three responses are commonly found – a refusal to bear arms or to take part in military service, an obligation to help the victims of wars and conflicts, and a commitment to active peace making.

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Readers of early Quaker literature cannot fail to be aware of the history of religious persecution of the Quakers in the seventeenth century.

Although the Act of Toleration of marked the end of its most extreme forms, Quakers continued to be subject to confiscation of goods, fines and imprisonment for refusing to pay church tithes or take oaths, and to be excluded from public office.

Yesterday marked the the 70 th anniversary of the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Friends Service Council and American Friends Service Committee, representing British and Americans Quakers more widely. The anniversary feels all the more special this year, as the recently announced winner, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), is an organisation which represents a.

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In his book, The Spirit of the Quakers, Geoffrey Durham seeks seen a reference to Quaker involvement in the Kindertransport - Jewish children being brought to safety in Britain by Quakers before the Second World War – and also some mention of Quakers funding the establishment of the Department of Peace Studies at the University of.

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