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Throughout Anglo-American history, the Religious Society of Friends or “Quakers” has played a political advocacy role that is often overlooked and undervalued.  For instance, did you know that Pennsylvania was established based on Quaker principles by William Penn in the 17th century?  And that he considered it an experiment to have equality amongst all people?

Through the centuries, Quakers have been involved with politics, looking to improve the quality of life for all.  Yet today, we rarely hear about their influence or impact as described by their religion.  For instance, famous Quakers who have had tremendous impact include Benjamin Franklin, Susan B Anthony, Herbert Hoover and Richard Nixon.  

Today, we speak with special guest, Dot Richards about her personal experience as a political advocate and how her faith supports her work. We’ll also touch on Friends meetings and how silence can be used to maintain a safe environment in which to speak.

Join us today for a special Lunch w Louden, guest hosted by Kathleen Morgan and Tamra Temple, assisted by Marianne Castiglia and Debilyn Molineaux.

 

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