Open House at the Medford Quaker Meeting House on June 10

A traveling display of panels denoting a century of Quaker efforts in “Waging Peace” will be featured.

Display of panels pictured above.

“Waging Peace: 100 Years of Action” a traveling display from the American Friends Service Committee, will be the central feature of an Open House by Medford Friends (Quakers) on June 10. The event coincides with Medford’s annual street fair. The Friends Meetinghouse at 14 Union Street, will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Twelve large retractable panels reflect a century of Quakers’ efforts on challenges that have continued to the present day: Building Peace, Ending Discrimination, Addressing Prisons, Just Economies and Immigrant Rights.

Committee member Linda Matlack noted, “We plan to have tours of the meeting house and members will be on hand to welcome visitors and answer questions.” (A reliable source noted that cookies and lemonade will also be in good supply.)

The AFSC, according to Quaker sources, is an organization “devoted to service, development and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and the faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.” More information about the AFSC can be found at www.afsc.org

The Medford Religious Society of Friends Meeting was founded on the Union Street site in 1759. The “new” meetinghouse is dated 1814. First Day (Sunday) worship is at 10 a.m., with children sessions available at 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. A Wednesday bi-weekly evening meeting for worship is also available. For more information, visit the web site www.medfordfriendsmeeting.org.