Haverford Friends Meeting
“In a moment like this, as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, ‘silence is betrayal,’” said Rev. Dr. John Dorhauer, NCC Chair and president and general minister of the United Church of Christ. “We must not sit in our privilege or comfort zones but do everything in our power to end this evil that infiltrates our nation.”
Revolutionaries from the start, Quakers defied the Church of England and embraced racial and gender equality. Using archival footage, interviews, voiceover historical quotations, and graphic animations, Quakers: The Quiet Revolutionaries reveals nearly four centuries of Quaker activism.
The especially compelling parts of the documentary are memoirs of people who were conscientious objectors in World War II, the Vietnam War, and, most recently, the Gulf War of the early 1990s. There is a section on American Friends Service Committee and a sketch on a prominent Cincinnati businessman who was a tax resister and how he made his stand public.