The upcoming U.S. Congressional mid-term elections already have at least seven Quaker candidates for office. How does their Quaker faith inform these candidates’ desires to run for Congress? What advice would they have for other Quakers wanting to run for office in the future?
The Amish belief in forgiveness serves as a peaceful method for effecting successful negotiations and mediations. It serves the purpose of spreading a nonviolent response to conflict while engaging in meaningful interaction with adversaries.
Friends everywhere are addressing questions about being authentic Quakers, not just Evangelical Christians and not just liberal do-gooders. What is the unique contribution of Quakers to our postmodern society, wherever we are? People around the world are interested and concerned about that conversation.