Can Friends Really Make a Difference in Educating All Our Youth?

Quakerism’s social testimony addresses the Inner Light that exists in each individual, and my home state of Pennsylvania gives particular recognition to a nonconformist who was imprisoned for publicly speaking truth to power. He was briefly disinherited by his father and believed in civil disobedience, decision by consensus as a mode of social change, and love towards fellow human beings. This immigrant came to Philadelphia from a well‐to‐do family. He was expelled from college and accused by many of being totally out of touch with reality. Today, in Philadelphia, this Quaker nonconformist, William Penn, who had a vision of an🔒

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Marlene Santoyo is a member of Germantown (Pa.) Meeting.

Posted in: Features, January 2001

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