RELG 023. Quakers Past and Present

(Cross-listed as PEAC 024  )
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, Native American rights, and peace work; contemporary Quakers and social justice (including the work of Earth Quaker Action Team [EQAT] and the American Friends Service Committee); and dialogue with Quaker traditions in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and other current issues. While focusing on Quakers and social change, this course includes discussion of specific concerns and methods in the study of Religion and of Peace and Conflict Studies. Students will have the opportunity to work with the resources of Swarthmore College's Friends Historical Library and Peace Collection.

1 credit.
Eligible for PEAC
Fall 2020. Ross.
Catalog chapter: Religion  
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