PEAC 024. Quakers Past and Present
This course explores the religious beliefs, social teachings, and impact of Quakers in North America from the 1650s to the present. Topics include Quaker beliefs about God and the light within; Quakers and social reform including anti-slavery work, women's rights advocacy, Indian rights, and peace work; Quakers and education; Quakers and nature; and Quakers and social change today (including the work of Earth Quaker Action Team [EQAT] and the American Friends Service Committee). While focusing on Quakers and social transformation, this course includes discussion of specific concerns and methods in the study of religion. Students will have the opportunity to work with the resources of Swarthmore College's Friends Historical Library and Peace Collection.
Eligible for PEAC
Fall 2023. Ellen
Catalog chapter: Peace and Conflict Studies
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/peace-conflict-studies
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