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Quaker Traditions of Nonviolence, Pacifism, and Activism: A lecture by David Hartsough

The Religious Society of Friends, or Quakers, broke away from the Church of England and in 1660 formally declared to King Charles II: "We utterly deny all outward wars and strife, and fightings with outward weapons, for any end, or under any pretense whatever; this is our testimony to the whole world.  The Spirit of Christ . . . which leads us into all truth, will never move us to fight and war against any man with outward weapons, neither for the kingdom of Christ, nor for the kingdoms of this world."  Since then the Quakers have developed rich traditions of thought and action around pacifism, nonviolent struggle, and commitment to social justice. David Hartsough will introduce the history of Quaker thought and action around violence, nonviolence, and justice, and he will share highlights from his lifelong activism.
Author of Waging Peace: The Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist, Mr. Hartsough is Executive Director of Peaceworkers  and Co-Founder of Nonviolent Peaceforce and of World Beyond War. He worked for many years with the American Friends Service Committee.

Details

When:

Tuesday, January 26, 2016. 07:30 PM

Where:

Pigott Hall, Building 260, Room 113

Sponsor:

Department of Religious Studies

Contact:

723-3322
lionda@stanford.edu

Admission:

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC