In response to the violence in our nation, Schuylkill Pals Assembly in Phoenixville was moved to write down the next minute. We’ve shared it with our religious and political leaders, and in addition wish to share it with our neighborhood.
January 12, 2021
As a individuals dedicated to peacemaking, grounded in our testimonies of fact, peace, integrity and equality, Schuylkill Month-to-month Assembly of the Spiritual Society of Pals (Quakers) denounces the latest violence enacted on the US Capitol and elsewhere. We additionally condemn the incitement of residents to violence by political leaders in latest months. We name upon our religious and political leaders to repudiate the violence and provocation to violence. Democracy calls for adherence to the rule of regulation. We wholeheartedly help the appropriate of the individuals to peacefully assemble to petition the federal government for a “redress of grievances” as a pillar of democracy. Whereas in opposition to violent protest, we affirm the deep energy resident in nonviolent motion.
Schuylkill Month-to-month Assembly gives this question for every of us to think about: What can we hope for in a single yr or 4 years sooner or later, and what do we have to do to understand this hope?