Sidewalk Reading

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The sign outside the Berkeley Friends Meeting House:

"We utterly deny all outward wars and strife, and fightings with outward weapons, for any end, or any under pretence whatever; this is our testimony to the whole world. The Spirit of Christ by which we are guided is not changeable, so as once to command us from a thing as evil, and again to move unto it; and we certainly know, and testify to the world, that the Spirit of Christ, which leads us into all truth, will never move us to fight and war against any man with outward weapons, neither for the Kingdom of Christ, nor for the kingdoms of this world."

–From "A Declaration of the Harmless and Innocent People of God, called Quakers," presented to King Charles II, 1660

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