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‘War Taxes’ Is a Complicated Topic

Peter Phillips’ article, “What is the Quaker Testimony on ‘War Taxes’?” (FJ Feb.), is problematic in at least four respects. […]

David R. Bassett is a member of Rochester (N.Y.) Meeting's Peace Tax Fund Working Group.

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Peace Tax Fund: Legislative Efforts in the U.S. Congress

The right of conscientious objection to military service is now recognized by many nations. However, nation‐states still force their citizens […]

David R. Bassett and Karen Reixach are members of Rochester (N.Y.) Meeting's Peace Tax Fund Working Group.

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A Portrait of Two Founders

I earnestly believe our Society will serve the Kingdom [of God] better as we are unified. —J. Passmore Elkinton, in […]

Steven Elkinton, a member of Langley Hill Meeting in McLean, Va., remembers his grandparents fondly. He is indebted to the staff at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College for making available to him the Elkinton Family Papers and photographs, and the Anna Bassett Griscom Papers.

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The Persistence of a Quaker Conscience

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Learning from Sarah Douglass

In 1833, Sarah Mapps Douglass, an African American educator, moved from her home in Philadelphia to New York City to […]

Margaret Hope Bacon is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. She has recently published Love Is the Hardest Lesson: A Memoir. ©2002 Margaret Hope Bacon

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