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Peace bridge between Canada and the United States at the east end of Lake Erie.

Vigils and Demonstrating

Peace bridge between Canada and the United States at the east end of Lake Erie. The most distinctly Quaker form of political action is the silent vigil. I have always contended that demonstrations should be meetings for worship with a concern for peace and justice. When a few🔒

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Richard D. Hathaway, a member of Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Meeting, is professor emeritus of English at SUNY New Paltz. His publications include Sylvester Judd’s New England (1981) and Reflections from Silence (2011), published by Quaker Books of Britain Yearly Meeting.  He was chairperson of the legislative committee of the Poor People’s Campaign.


Posted in: Features, June/July 2015: Activists vs Mystics vs Pragmatists

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