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Summit On Volunteerism: Quakers And Public Service
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Summit On Volunteerism: Quakers And Public Service

Summit On Volunteerism: Quakers And Public Service

Summit On Volunteerism: Quakers And Public Service
Only Available in Archive Formats.

GUESTS: Peggy Morscheck/ Director, The Quaker Information Center, Co-sponsor, Quaker Volunteer Service Training and Witness Conference Thomas Jeavons/ General Secretary, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Talk of the Nation is traveling to Philadelphia for the final day of President Clinton's summit on volunteerism. For 300 years Philadelphia has been the city most closely identified with Quakerism or the Religious Society of Friends. Many associate Quakers with public service and social activism. A half a century ago, Quakers won a Nobel Peace Prize for feeding hungry children and general relief in war-torn Europe. To commorate the 50th anniversary of Quaker service in Germany, join Melinda Penkava for a look at the history and influence of the Quakers.

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