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Shall Biblestudents in Belgium be able to celebrate their 200th birthday

In the Netherlands there would be 1.708.412 Biblestudents, but in Belgium it is really going very badly. With its 11.521.00 inhabitants in Belgium, the number of serious Biblestudents, like the Quakers, are dwindling; Year after year we see our numbers going down. In the 70ies of the previous century, we still could find some veryContinue reading “Shall Biblestudents in Belgium be able to celebrate their 200th birthday”

The Quakers and the Underground Railroad

Originally posted on Gifford MacShane, Author:
You’ve heard about the Underground Railroad in the southern coastal states, and Harriet Tubman’s and Frederick Douglass’s heroism in aiding slaves escape to the northeastern states and Canada. The Railroad actually had several distinct routes to freedom, as shown on this map from National Geographic. The branch on the…

A local nonprofit, based in West Chester and started by Quaker abolitionists in the early 1800s

There are very few organizations of any kind that can say they have served the community for 200 years.  A local nonprofit, based in West Chester and started by Quaker abolitionists in the early 1800s, Friends Association for Care & Protection of Children is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, and remains strong today, committedContinue reading “A local nonprofit, based in West Chester and started by Quaker abolitionists in the early 1800s”

Quakers: Their History, Beliefs and Meticulous Records

Originally posted on Ancestry Bird Dog:
Quakers, the Religious Society of Friends Quakers are members of a group with Christian roots that began in England in the 1650s. The formal title of the movement is the Society of Friends or the Religious Society of Friends.? Their founder was George Fox (1624-1691) of Leicestershire, England. Fox…

A possible Quakers’ extinction crisis

A look at the Quakers or Society of Friends

Conscientious objection and Ukraine

Originally posted on Quakers and Religious Socialism:
Amid the horrifying situation of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, I was concerned every time I heard that Ukrainian men aged 18 – 60 were banned from leaving the country. I studied war resistance and conscientious objection extensively while a student at Scattergood Friends School. All males in…

Living and Loving Faithfully

A Response to the Church of England’s Document and Discourse on Sexuality, Marriage and Gender. New Testament Marriage, Blessings & Covenants: This year, in England and Wales at least, the ‘Gay Marriage‘ controversy has been hitting the headlines again, especially in recent weeks, with the Church in Wales performing its first service of blessing for aContinue reading “Living and Loving Faithfully”