smudge

Roots of Resistance

I’ve signed up to Roots of Resistance who ask: Do you want to stop the London arms fair? Roots of Resistance is a grassroots network of Quakers across the UK who are building a creative, vibrant and radical Quaker response to the DSEI (Defence and Security Equipment International) arms fair. — Roots of Resistance (@Quakers_RoR) October 2, 2018 About DSEI Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) is an arms fair held

The Revolutionary Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine (1737 – 1809) was an English political activist, philosopher and revolutionary figure, who was born to Quaker parents and for a short period worked in Lincolnshire as a tax collector. In the England of Paine’s youth religious intolerance was widespread. Despite The Toleration Act of 1689 that provided legal freedom of worship, Quakers were still faced persecution for their dissenting beliefs. Paine’s father Joseph Pain (the ‘e’ was later

A Prism Through Which the Divine Light Passes

My photo of Issac Newton’s statue lit up for Grantham’s #gravityfields. “For the Society of Friends might be thought of as a prism through which the Divine Light passes, to become visible in a spectrum of many colours; many more, in their richest, than words alone can express.” Newton passed a beam of white light through two prisms, which were held at such an angle that it split into a

Belton House Sundial

The Sundial at Belton House is the inspiration for the novel Moondial, written by children’s author and quaker Helen Cresswell in 1987. The story tells of a young girl Minty who discovers that the sculpture is in fact a magic portal to the past, hence it becomes known as a moondial. Minty becomes a type of modern day seeker as she travels between past and present finding the secret behind

Conchies Play

Conchies, a play about conscientious objectors coming together during World War II, will be performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The Peace Dove at Hitchen Meeting House was created for Remembrance 100 to commemorate the end of World War One. Remembrance 100 is set up to help churches bring communities together to mark the centenary of the end of World War One. The Dove hangs in the Meeting House’s peace garden, above the dove shaped pond and was added on August 4th 2018. the dove symbol Doves, usually white in

In May, 2016, representatives from local schools, churches and societies joined with Stone Quakers, Staffordshire, to unveil a Peace Pole. A Peace Pole is a monument that displays the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in the language of the country where it has been placed, and usually 3 to 13 additional translations.   On the Stone pole this message is repeated in Polish, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Hebrew, Urdu and Braille.

America’s largest monument to the Underground Railroad, the 28-foot long, 14-foot high bronze statue depicts slaves being led to freedom. Abolitionist Harriet Tubman, known as ‘Black Moses,’ and local ‘conductors’ Quakers Erastus and Sarah Hussey as they lead a group of runaway slaves to safety. Designed by sculptor Ed Dwight the monument is located near the Kellogg House in downtown Battle Creek, Michigan. It was built by the W.K. Kellogg