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George Clymer and his Quaker Connection

 

George Clymer, signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, is buried in our Meeting’s yard.  As told to me, the Meeting’s handed-down verbal story states that he was not a Quaker, but was visiting his son in Trenton in the winter when he died.  Although he lived in Morrisville, he had to be buried in Trenton because the Delaware River could be crossed then only by ferry.  This story is in error.

 

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Trenton Meeting of Friends has considered and approved support for "A Quaker Statement On Migration" as prepared by a number of American and international Quaker organizations as stated in the statement.  The text is here and the PDF file suitable for printing is available via the link provided below.

A Quaker Statement on Migration

December 8, 2020

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With the addition of references to our influnces from Fellowship of Friends of African Descent, Trenton Meeting has approved this Racial Justice Minute on the Ninth Day of the Eighth Month 2020:

Racial Justice Minute

Approved 9 Eighth Month 2020

 

We were appalled and sickened by the brutal killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020 by a white police officer.  The fact that this has sparked a fire of outrage all over the country and the world indicates that it is time to finally end racial injustice.

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Peace and Social Concerns Committee - Minute concerning racial justice post George Floyd's death 23 Sixth Month 2020

We were appalled and sickened by the brutal killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020 by a white police officer.  The fact that this has sparked a fire of outrage all over the country and the world indicates that it is time to finally end racial injustice.

 

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A Minute in support of the nationwide 2020 Poor People's Campaign was approved at Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business on 10 Fifth Month 2020.

"Given the historic connection that Quakers have had to the Poor People’s Campaign and the continued need for a moral call toward economic, racial and environmental justice in the United States, Trenton Meeting of Friends in Trenton, New Jersey endorses the 2020 Poor People’s Campaign and encourages other Monthly Meetings in our Quarter and beyond to do the same.”

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We continue to worship together in virtual space each week for now.  If you want to join us for Quaker Worship and are not on our mailing list already you can request an invitation by emailing [email protected].  Additionally, in recent weeks Friends have been coming to the Meetinghouse to worship.  Some gather outside near the Peace Pole and some come inside, socially distancing and wearing masks.  

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