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Peace & Social Concerns

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Quakerism is a dual commitment to spiritual awareness and social action as a form of ministry. God still speaks to us and we must respond. We work towards peace, justice and reconciliation because we believe they are necessary to uphold our spiritual truths.  We are led to implement our concern for equal rights for all. We have a ministry of service to humankind and nature. Carrying out our beliefs through action in our daily lives is a spiritual process through which we find commitment and strength. 

Among our most treasured spiritual values are truthfulness, simplicity, a simple lifestyle, non-violence and a reverence for all life.

Some social and environmental commitments of Friends in New Haven Meeting:

National and International Quaker organizations for social and environmental action to which New Haven Meeting contributes:

New Haven Friends Meeting is entirely dependent on financial contributions from people like you. Please consider what your experience here means to you and give as you are able

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From "A Declaration to Charles II," 1661

"We utterly deny all outward wars and strife and fightings with outward weapons, for any end or under any pretense whatsoever. And this is our testimony to the whole world."

Full text at:http://www.quaker.org/peaceweb/pdecla07.html