Response of Western Young Friends (Quaker) to National Rhetoric, Violence and Hateful Speech

Member Adrian Nelson, forwarded to Northside Friends Meeting a statement that is being sent out to Friends everywhere from Youngs Friends on the West Coast about the national rhetoric, violence and hateful speech that highlights both the nation's history and current mood as regards other communities of faith and national heritage.    The full "Minute" is printed below.  Northside Chicago Quakers are in accord with this document and will be attending events in Chicago this month that speak to these concerns.  February 19th is the 75th Anniversary of the order signed by President Roosevelt to intern Japanese Americans during the Second World War.  the Japanese American Service Center is sponsoring a commemorative event at the Chicago History Museum that afternoon.  (See previous article)  Also on the 19th, the Muslim Community Center at 4380 N Elston in Chicago is hosting an Open Mosque Day from 2:00-4:00 pm.  Northside Quakers are encouraging Friends to attend one of these events. The full text of the Young Friends Minute follows: 

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JASC sponsors Day of Remembrance for the 75th Anniversary of Japanese American Incarceration; Condemns Muslim Ban

The Japanese American Service Center (JASC) of Chicago is a co-sponsor of events on Febrary 18th & 19th remembering the incarceration of Japanese Americans in World War II.  75 years ago on February 19th Presidnet Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 that called for the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans.  A "Day of Rememberance" event will be held Sunday, February 19th at 2:00 pm at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 North Clark St.

The JASC has issued a press release strongly condeming the recent signing of an executive order by President Trump aimed at banning Muslims from several countries entering the United States.  Full press release follows here.
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Cover Story: Christian History in Quaker Tell All

March 2016 Christian History tells the whole story of the Religious Society of Friends, from then until now.
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