The Social Justice Testimony – Friends Journal

There are numerous Quaker testimonies, including—in alphabetical order—anti-racism, appreciation of grace, community building, equality, integrity, love, optimism, peacemaking, and social justice. They are as interrelated as the ecological system of an orchard. One can describe such an orchard by beginning on either side, but arbitrary choice should not lift the value of west above east or north above south. Each testimony deserves its own serious contemplation and facilitates right action.

Through such institutions as Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), and Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR), Quakers encourage elected officials, their relatives, friends, neighbors, and themselves to actively advocate for social justice. However, if we stop at merely making financial contributions, how have we separated ourselves from those congresspeople who send other people’s children to die for their beliefs?

The Social Justice Testimony – Friends Journal