What's Happening With Whidbey Quakers?
Join Olympia Friends on Monday, February 18 for the 11th Annual Quaker Lobby Day
For hundreds of years the work of Quakers in the world has been steeped in social activism. This has been a natural outgrowth of our core belief that there is that of God in each of us. That core belief is made tangible and demonstrated in our everyday lives through a set of six basic principles, or testimonies. These are Peace, Equality, Integrity, Community, Simplicity and Stewardship.
One way a number of Quakers here in Washington State manifest these testimonies is by taking part in the Annual Quaker Lobby Day held on Presidents Day at the Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia, Washington. This year, as he has for many years, Whidbey Island Friend Tom Ewell will lead a contingent from Whidbey Island and invites local Friends and others interesting in learning how to initiate and influence action in our legislature to join him. If you would like to carpool with Tom from Whidbey Island please contact him at email@example.com.
To learn more about Quaker Lobby Day click here.
To learn more about our Quaker Testimonies click here for a link to a pdf of the American Friends Service Committee pamphlet “An Introduction to Quaker Testimonies.”