The Peace Testimony

The Peace Testimony

This text is excerpted from a speech by Dick Hathaway given at an interfaith service in Poughkeepsie, New York, on November 1, 2004. For the complete text, please go to friendsjournal.org Three weeks ago, when I was invited to stand up here and talk about the Quaker...
Being a Quaker in Today’s World

Being a Quaker in Today’s World

This is a Patheos interview with Laura Mancuso at the Parliament of World Religions in Melbourne, Australia. During this video, a series of questions are posed to her about being a Quaker. These questions include: What does it mean to be a Quaker in today’s...
Quaker Worship

Quaker Worship

Be still and cool in thy own mind and spirit . . . And then thou wilt feel the principle of God. ~ George Fox, Early Quaker
I Am But One Voice

I Am But One Voice

“God is not a Christian, God is not a Jew, or a Muslim, or a Hindu, or a Buddhist. All of those are human systems which human beings have created to try to help us walk into the mystery of God. I honor my tradition, I walk through my tradition, but I don’t think...
The Power of Loving Your Enemy

The Power of Loving Your Enemy

At Howard University in the Spring of 1960, lunch counters throughout the south of this country were segregated. And so we went to what was called “People’s Drugstore” (but segregated!). They were only going to serve white people, and I was with my black friends. So...
Declaration of Friends to Charles II, 1660

Declaration of Friends to Charles II, 1660

We utterly deny all outward wars and strife and fightings with outward weapons, for any end, or under any pretence whatsoever; and this is our testimony to the whole world. The spirit of Christ, by which we are guided, is not changeable, so as once to command us rom a...