During a lunch counter protest in 1960, a white supremacist threatened to stab David Hartsough with a knife. What David said to his would-be attacker was the last thing the man was expecting, and it transformed the situation.
Early in our history, Quakers were successful in business because of our integrity. In a field dominated by dishonest and manipulative practices, Quakers’ simplicity and honesty was a breath of fresh air. Could the same approach work today in politics?
In 2009, a small group of Quakers from Philadelphia decided to do something about climate change. Calling themselves the “Earth Quaker Action Team,” they took on one of the largest banks in the country. 5 years and 125 actions later, PNC Bank decided to change its policy of funding mountaintop removal coal mining. How did they do it?
The Earth Quaker Action Team is a group of activists that incorporate silent Quaker worship into their protests. As a college student, Lina Blount was captivated by this style of direct action, and it started her on a Quaker journey.
What makes Quakers a “peaceable” people? As Anthony Manousos explains, it’s not a lack of conflict.
As Eileen Flanagan has noticed an increase in activism, she has also noticed a need for spiritual grounding. That’s where Quakers may have something to offer. Is QuakerSpeak worth $1 a video?
Greg Williams brings a spiritual presence into activist circles. We talked with him about Black Lives Matter and the Quaker legacy of nonviolent activism.
Environmental sustainability is a global concern. How do Quakers approach this work? We talked with two Friends who have collaborated with Quakers from around the world to answer this question.
Politics is on our minds this week. Marge Abbott and Noah Merrill explore how Friends have been called to engage in the political conversation in the past and offer a vision for the future.
If you claimed conscientious objector status, would a draft board believe you? Curt Torell of Quaker House has some tips for making sure they do.