Quakers in the 1960s
How has your current spiritual life different from how you were raised?
Racism, Feminism, Civil Rights
Concentric Circle Exercise
(responding to questions in circles of rotating pairs…)
Vietnam War, FMC’s 1968 sanctuary of a conscientious objector, & the Meeting’s growing membership
- How does the equality testimony sit with you?
- How often do you think of race?
- How often do you think of race and white privilege?
- What advantages and disadvantages is there to the size of FMC currently?
- How do you enjoy vocal ministry of FMC today?
- Do you miss anything?
- Do you respect the Quaker way of balancing individual leadings and corporate leadings?
- Have you felt a leading?
- Quaker Sets Himself on Fire — Of NORMAN MORRISON: Thirty years ago a Baltimore Quaker set himself on fire to protest the war in Vietnam. Did it make a difference?
- Quaker Hospitality, 1968: The story of Friends Meeting at Cambridge taking Eric Rutan, an ‘AWOL’ Vietnam era conscientious objector to war, into sanctuary at the Meetinghouse. An excerpt from Daisy Newman’s (a former FMC member) A Procession of Friends: Quakers in America, Doubleday, 1972.