Voting And The NonNegotiable Moral Principles EWTN

September 10, 2018


An act which (for example) expresses true affection between two individuals and gives pleasure to them both does not seem to us to be sinful by reason alone of the fact that it is homosexual Towards a Quaker view of sex 1963 Quakers were one of the first to talk openly about sexuality Since we try to live our lives respecting 'that of God' in everyone we would want to treat all people equally We feel that the quality and depth of feeling between two people is the most important part of a loving relationship not their gender or sexual orientation Britain Yearly Meeting Roswell GEORGIA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS 770-963-7472===========================  1 Pope Benedict XVI Address to a European Parliamentary Group 30 March 2006 2 Democratic Platform 3 Republican Platform The Moral Theology Tradition on Voting Since the Church's moral teaching like her doctrinal teaching is simply believed and taught until challenged by erroneous opinions only over time has the Magisterium explicitly spoken on various aspects of it (e.g contraception abortion euthanasia etc.) It is normally simply handed on through catechesis seminary formation and in particular the common teaching of moral theologians over generations The following resources represent that consensus.  Justice OF THE PEACE ATLANTA WEDDING HISTORIC HENRY GRADY MANSION UGA YOUTUBE  Atlanta WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS JUSTICE OF PEACE MARRY ELOPE GEORGIA Buckhead GEORGIA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS Eleven Quaker Scientists 1989 Religion is living with God There is no other kind of religion Living with a Book living with or by a Rule being awfully high-principled are not in themselves religion although many people think they are and that that is all there is to it Bernard Canter 1962 There is no creed or formal set of beliefs that you have to hold to be a Quaker This is because: Quakers think that adopting a creed is taking on belief at second hand - they think that faith should be more personal than that and based on a person's inner conviction and on taking part in a shared search for the truth with other Quakers. Moral Duties Concerning Voting Mr Colin B Donovan STL (may be freely duplicated) A Brief Catechism for Catholic Voters Rev Stephen Torraco (may be freely duplicated) Where Do The Candidates Stand On Key Issues Priests for Life Catholics in the Public Square Bishop Thomas J Olmsted Bishop of Phoenix Atlanta Braves RSS feed 11:15 am by Staff Writer Carroll Rogers Can't resist a little love in the air at the ballpark today Cindy and Sean Logan of Suwanee tied the wedding knot today at Turner Field during batting practice They got hitched in the stands behind the Braves dugout The wedding ceremony was performed by Atlanta "Wedding Minister to the Stars" Reverend Thomas Johnson. Bbc © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites Read more This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser you will not be able to get the full visual experience Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to. Alpharetta GEORGIA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS The Official Website! Located on the Historic Gwinnett County Georgia WEDDING OFFICIANTS AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS!  We here at wedding ministers and officiants of Atlanta cannot obtain your license for you - you will have to do that on your own by calling the local county courthouse in which you reside and they will gladly tell you their procedure and regulations for obtaining your wedding license. You will then need a licensed officiant to perform your wedding ceremony and sign the license for you – that is what we do! And then you simply return the Wedding License to the County Courthouse and it becomes a Legal Document…770-963-7472 Meetings try not to take decisions by a majority vote or even by reaching a consensus; they wait until "the right way will open and we shall be led into unity." The Clerk records the decisions and helps those taking part discern the will of God in the meeting but he/she does not chair or lead the meeting Clergy Our own experience leads us to affirm that the church can be so ordered that the guidance of the Holy Spirit can be known and followed without the need for a separated clergy London Yearly Meeting 1986 Quakers don't have any clergy. Gainesville GEORGIA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS William Penn 1693 War in our view involves the surrender of the Christian ideal and the denial of human brotherhood London Yearly Meeting 1916 Christ demands of us that we adhere without swerving to the methods of love and therefore if a seeming conflict should arise between the claims of His service and those of the State it is to Christ that our supreme loyalty must be given whatever the consequences London Yearly Meeting 1915 Sandy SPRINGS GEORGIA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS You're using the Internet Explorer 6 browser to view the BBC website Our site will work much better if you change to a more modern browser It's free quick and easy Find out more about upgrading your browser here… Reverend Thomas Johnson is a nationally known author - his definition of "The Unity Candle in a Ceremony" was chosen by the Wikipedia encyclopedia to be used as the official dictionary definition for "The Unity Candle." You can read some of his nationally published articles on weddings and S by clicking below:  Athens GEORGIA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS They emphasise direct experience of God rather than ritual and ceremony They believe that priests and rituals are an unnecessary obstruction between the believer and God Quakers integrate religion and everyday life They believe God can be found in the middle of everyday life and human relationships as much as during a meeting for worship What Quakers believe Among key Quaker beliefs are: God is love the light of God is in every single person a person who lets their life be guided by that light will achieve a full relationship with God everyone can have a direct personal relationship with God without involving a priest or minister redemption and the Kingdom of Heaven are to be experienced now in this world Quakers want to make this a better world Quakers work actively to make this a better world They are particularly concerned with: Quakers avoid working for companies that manufacture weapons or other harmful products (nor will they invest in such companies) They prefer to choose work that has positive benefits for the community They maintain strict integrity in business transactions and in workplace dealings with individuals Gender issues Quakers have always treated men and women as equals and were pioneers in the movement for female equality Animal rights Quakers oppose blood sports and do not approve of businesses that exploit animals such as circuses or zoos or the fur trade They object to experiments on animals for trivial purposes such as cosmetics and are divided as to whether animal experimentation should be allowed for medical research. Take heed dear Friends to the promptings of love and truth in your hearts Trust them as the leadings of God whose Light shows us our darkness and brings us to new life Advices and Queries Personal integrity Quakers try to live up to high standards of honesty as set out in this series of questions: Are you honest and truthful in all you say and do? Do you maintain strict integrity in business transactions and in your dealings with individuals and organisations? Do you use money and information entrusted to you with discretion and responsibility? Advices and Queries Courthouse Square since 1978 Voted Best in Georgia by the Atlanta "i now pronounce you husband and wife you may kiss the bride" The origins of Christian abolitionism can be traced to the late 17th Century and the Quakers Several of their founders including George Fox and Benjamin Lay encouraged fellow congregants to stop owning slaves By 1696 Quakers in Pennsylvania officially declared their opposition to the importation of enslaved Africans into North America Along with the Anglican Granville Sharp Quakers established the first recognised anti-slavery movement in Britain in 1787 In order to see this content you need to have both Javascript enabled and Flash installed Visit BBC Webwise for full instructions Jonesboro GEORGIA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS  We are always happy to perform a Civil - -Denominational Wedding Ceremony in the historical Justice of the Peace tradition! It is completely up to you to choose and decide in every way how you would like your ceremony to be worded and read!!! Allow us to help customize your wedding to your exact wishes!!! Like many Christian groups Quakers never intended to form a new denomination Their founder George Fox was trying to take belief and believers back to the original and pure form of Christianity Fox was born in July 1624 in Leicestershire England and died in 1691 by which time his movement had 50,000 followers As Fox grew up he was puzzled by the inconsistency between what Christians said they believed and the way they behaved He became a activist at the age of 19 and was imprisoned eight times for preaching views that annoyed the and political establishment of his time Fox and social issues Fox got into political trouble because of his idea that there was something "of God in every person" This was a revolutionary attack on all discrimination by social class wealth race and gender and it had worrying implications for the social structure of. Republican leadership has led the effort to prohibit the barbaric practice of partial-birth abortion and permitted States to extend health care coverage to children before birth We urge Congress to strengthen the Born Alive Infant Protection Act by enacting appropriate civil and criminal penalties on healthcare providers who fail to provide treatment and care to an infant who survives an abortion including early induction delivery where the death of the infant is intended We call for legislation to ban sex-selective abortions – gender discrimination in its most lethal form – and to protect from abortion unborn children who are capable of feeling pain; and we applaud U.S House Republicans for leading the effort to protect the lives of pain-capable unborn children in the District of Columbia We call for a ban on the use of body parts from aborted fetuses for research ( -14) Quakers are -judgemental about sex which they see as a gift of God Their attention is focused on the way in which it is used in human relationships Sexual activity is essentially neither good nor evil; it is a normal biological activity which like most other human activities can be indulged in destructively or creatively Towards a Quaker view of sex 1963 No relationship can be a right one which makes use of another person through selfish desire Advices 1964 Homosexuality The same thinking applies to the Quaker attitude to homosexuality. The political establishment did not take this lying down Quaker refusal to take oaths and to take off their hats before a magistrate and their insistence on holding banned meetings in public led to 6,000 Quakers being imprisoned between 1662 and 1670 Fox and issues Fox's aim was to inspire people to hear and obey the voice of God and become a community "renewed up again in God's image" by living the principles of their faith Fox believed that everyone should try to encounter God directly and to experience the Kingdom of Heaven as a present living reality He objected to the hierarchical structure and the rituals of the of his time and rejected the idea that the Bible was always right. The bride and groom will normally enter the meeting room together with friends and then quietly take their seats Sometimes they may come in when everyone else is seated In the past guests used to stand as the couple entered but these days this rarely happens The couple will sit next to a table with the Quaker wedding certificate and a pen Wedding attire Quaker worship and ceremonies are relaxed so the bride groom and their guests will usually dress smartly but informally Some brides may choose to wear white but in most cases the outfit is kept simple Guests need to be careful to strike the right balance too Men for example may wear a jacket or tie but will often dress more informally Women may choose a skirt or other reasonably smart clothes The ceremony Like other Quaker meetings the wedding service is mostly held in silence but anyone who feels moved by the Spirit can speak. Atlanta WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS JUSTICE OF PEACE MARRY ELOPE GEORGIA 770-963-7472 AWESOME INDIAN WEDDING DRUMMER BANGS OUT ATLANTA BRIDAL ENTRANCE AT MARRIOTT ATLANTA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS JUSTICE OF PEACE MARRY ELOPE GEORGIA tweets REVEREND THOMAS JOHNSON CELEBRITY ATLANTA WEDDING OFFICIANT Atlanta JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION BRAVES PRESS RELEASE TURNER FIELD WEDDING CEREMONY! Clarkston GEORGIA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS Braselton GEORGIA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS Quakers don't have a united view on euthanasia Some Quakers make 'living wills' requesting that if they become ill to the point of being incapable of living without artificial life support systems or inappropriate medical intervention they be allowed to die naturally and with dignity Quakers at a peace march © Justice politics and society Quakers are active in politics and in working for justice in. Cumming GEORGIA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS -Denominational CIVIL WEDDING CEREMONY HELD AT GWINNETT HISTORIC COURTHOUSE BY RETIRED AIR FORCE CHAPLAIN ATLANTA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS JUSTICE OF PEACE MARRY ELOPE GEORGIA 770-963-7472 THOMAS JOHNSON =========================   The -Negotiable Principles of the Moral Law and The Moral Theology Tradition on Voting The Three -Negotiable Principle of the Moral Law versus the 2012 Party Platforms The Moral Theology Principles on Voting The Three -Negotiable Principles of the Moral Law according to Pope Benedict XVI1 1 Life The protection and dignity of every human life from conception to natural death The framework within and against which every other issue must be measured. The people who are present try to create an internal silence - a silence inside their head They do this by stopping everyday thoughts and anxieties Quakers believe that if they wait silently for God in this way there will be times when God will speak directly to them Be still and cool in thy own mind and spirit from thy own thoughts George Fox True silence is to the spirit what sleep is to the body nourishment and refreshment William Penn 1699 A Quaker service is not a time of individual meditation although the description above may make it sound. Winder GEORGIA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS But Fox went even further He argued that God himself did not want were either unnecessary to get to God or an obstruction (Fox often referred to unkindly as "steeple-houses") Since believers should have a direct relationship with God no one (priests for example) and nothing (like sacraments) should come in between Not surprisingly these views infuriated the mainstream and Quakers were persecuted in Britain on a large scale until 1689 USA Quaker missionaries arrived in the USA in 1656 They were persecuted at first and four were executed However the movement appealed to many Americans and it grew in strength most famously in Pennsylvania which was founded in 1681 by William Penn as a community based on the principles of pacifism and tolerance.   Social CIRCLE GEORGIA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS Reverend JOHNSON PERFORMING MAXIMUM SECURITY WEDDING CEREMONY INSIDE REIDSVILLE STATE PRISON WITH INMATE AND NEW BRIDE SHOWING OFF LICENSE WITH ASSISTANT WARDEN AS THE WITNESS! Worship is our response to an awareness of God We can worship alone but when we join with others in expectant waiting we may discover a deeper sense of God's presence Advice and Queries Introduction Quaker meeting for worship © Quaker worship is designed to let God teach and transform the worshippers Quakers call worship events meetings for worship rather than services.

Atlanta GEORGIA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS Sugar HILL GEORGIA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS Dacula GEORGIA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS Why on a Tuesday you ask? Apparently they had planned to get married here on Sunday May 29 but ESPN picked up the game and moved it to 8 p.m and the minister wasn't available that night (Hey I thought it messed with writers plans Ha!)I'll attach some photos of the happy couple who wore Bride and Groom on the back of their respective jerseys She wore the home whites of course Their jersey numbers (along with Cindys son Ben Letostaks) spelled out todays date 5-17-11 Nice touch!OK almost. "the most offensive instance of this war on religion has been the current Administration's attempt to compel faith-related institutions as well as believing individuals to contravene their deeply held moral or ethical beliefs regarding health services traditional or abortion This forcible secularization of and ly affiliated organizations including faith-based hospitals and colleges has been in tandem with the current Administration's audacity in declaring which faith-related activities are or are not protected by the First Amendment – an unprecedented aggression repudiated by a unanimous Supreme Court in its Hosanna-Tabor v EEOC decision." (p 12) Decatur GEORGIA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS Religions Quakers Last updated 2009-07-03 The Society of Friends began in England in the 1650s Quakers believe that there is something of God in everybody They do not have clergy or rituals and their meetings for worship are often held in silence.

Quakers believe that faith is something that is always developing and not something frozen at a particular moment in history that can be captured in a fixed code of belief But it is possible to list many ideas and beliefs that are generally accepted by Quakers Distinguishing Quaker ideas Quakers believe that there is a direct relationship between God and each believer every human being contains something of God - this is often called "the light of God" So: Quakers regard all human beings as equal and equally worthy of respect Quakers accept that all human beings contain goodness and truth Quakers do not accept value judgements based on race or gender Quakers welcome diversity A written list of beliefs is considered inappropriate Quakers feel people should follow their 'inner light' rather than external rules. Stone MOUNTAIN GEORGIA WEDDING OFFICIANTS This comes partly from their belief that there is something of God in every human being and that they should respect the worth and dignity of each person and partly from following Christ's own example of social activism At the centre of Friends' experience is the repeatedly and consistently expressed belief in the fundamental equality of all members of the human race Our common humanity transcends our differences Meeting for Sufferings' Statement of Intent on Racism 1988 The duty of the Society of Friends is to be the voice of the oppressed but [also] to be conscious that we ourselves are part of that oppression Quaker Faith and Practice Quakers have played a. Lilburn GEORGIA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS "we support the ability of all organizations to provide purchase or enroll in healthcare coverage consistent with their moral or ethical convictions without discrimination or penalty." (p 34) "It has been shunted aside by the current Administration at a time when its voice more than ever needs to be heard minorities across the Middle East are being driven from their ancient homelands fanaticism leaves its bloody mark on both West and East Africa and even among America's Western friends and allies pastors and families are penalized for their convictions We will return the advocacy of liberty to a central place in our diplomacy." (p 52) Gospel of Life (Evangelium Vitae) Blessed John Paul II (cf especially para 73)     Serving the Southeast. Quakers believe that God speaks through the contributions made at the meeting Some people say that there is often a feeling that a divine presence has settled over the group The words should come from the soul - from the inner light - rather than the mind Quakers know that even if the words they feel moved to speak have no particular meaning for themselves they may carry a message from God to other people There may be no outward response to the contribution from other people but if there is it will be something that builds positively on the previous contribution Discussion and argument are not part of the meeting The meeting ends when the elders. Specializing IN SECOND S AND BLENDED FAMILIES ===============================================================================  Quakers are members of a group with Christian roots that began in England in the 1650s The formal title of the movement is the Society of Friends or the Society of Friends There are about 210,000 Quakers across the world In Britain there are 17,000 Quakers and 400 Quaker meetings for worship each week 9,000 people in Britain regularly take part in Quaker worship without being members of the Society of Friends The essence of the Quakers Quakers believe that there is something of God in everybody and that each human being is of unique worth This is why Quakers value all people equally and oppose anything that may harm or threaten them Quakers seek truth in inner experience and place great reliance on conscience as the basis of morality. Click here!CLICK BELOW TO FOLLOW US ON TWITTER  Quakers do not regard any book as being the actual 'word of God' Most Quakers regard the Bible as a very great inspirational book but they don't see it as the only one and so they read other books that can guide their lives Holy Days Quakers do not celebrate Christian festivals such as Easter and Christmas Worship Quaker communal worship consists of silent waiting with participants contributing as the spirit moves them Are Quakers Christian? Although outsiders usually regard the movement as a Christian denomination not all Quakers see themselves as Christians; some regard themselves as members of a universal religion that (for historical reasons) has many Christian elements. The Quakers are organised through a series of meetings While there are actual meetings the word is used here to refer to the groups of people who meet to look after particular functions The meetings are named after the frequency with which a group meets The structure is organised at local level (Preparative Meetings) smaller and larger district levels (Monthly and General Meetings) and national level (Yearly Meeting) Most local Quaker communities hold monthly business meetings The Britain Yearly Meeting is the body that represents the interests of the thirty thousand Quakers in the Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends in Britain There is no organisation that has worldwide authority over the movement. "faithful to the 'self-evident' truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment's protections apply to unborn children." (p 13-14) "We oppose using public revenues to promote or perform abortion or fund organizations which perform or advocate it and will not fund or subsidize health care which includes abortion coverage." (p 13-14) Loganville GEORGIA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS It is important that the waiting in silence and the listening are done as a group The people taking part are trying to become something more than just a collection of individuals; they want to become aware of being part of a 'we' rather than just a solitary 'I' Pastoral or programmed worship Some Quakers have adopted many of the practices of mainstream and have pastors and use hymns in their worship Their services are usually like Methodist or Baptist services There is a Quaker hymn book called Worship in Song A Quaker Hymnal. "the President and the Democratic Party believe that women have a right to control their reproductive choices Democrats support access to affordable family planning services and President Obama and Democrats will continue to stand up to Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood health centers The Affordable Care Act ensures that women have access to contraception in their health insurance plans."(p 17)  Journal-Constitution 770-963-7472 Quakers do not follow a creed they acknowledge that words are not up to the job of precisely defining belief for a whole group of people They believe that individuals should take personal responsibility for their understanding of faith rather than just buying a package and that each individual should try to develop themselves spiritually Quakers do not separate life and secular life and feel that all life should be 'lived in the spirit' They also feel that belief must influence a believer's actions and everything that happens in life can inspire insights Quakers do not have elaborate ceremonies and rituals They regard these as unnecessary; they sometimes call them empty forms They do not have clergy Quakers believe that political and other action to improve this world is vitally important. Quakers don't have a united view on abortion but regard it as a matter of individual conscience Philosophically there is no Quaker doctrine of when a person becomes a person The movement has difficulty reconciling the principle of -violence which could argue against abortion and the wish that women should be able to play a full part in society which might sometimes justify abortion Contraception Quakers don't have a collective view on the rightness or wrongness of contraception Many Quakers do use artificial methods of birth control. Lawrenceville GEORGIA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS Lake LANIER GEORGIA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS British Broadcasting CorporationHome Accessibility links Gainesville GEORGIA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS Wedding Ministers and Officiants of Atlanta also thanks the following for their Continued Support:  Wedding MINISTERS OFFICIANTS OF ATLANTA YOUTUBE WELCOME youtube 770-963-7472 ATLANTA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS JUSTICE OF PEACE MARRY ELOPE GEORGIA In a Quaker meeting for worship a group of people sits in a room in silence for an hour From time to time someone may speak briefly but sometimes the entire hour may pass without a word being spoken Quaker meetings for worship are open to everyone Children are specifically welcomed No liturgy Quaker worship is very different to the worship of most Christian in that it doesn't follow a set liturgy or code of rules - a service has no structure and no one leads it Quakers do without a liturgy because they believe that worship happens when two or three people come together to worship - nothing more is needed This belief comes from Jesus' statement that "Where two or three are gathered together in my name there am I in the midst of them" (Matthew 18:20). Quaker meetings for worship take place in meeting houses not These are simple buildings or rooms A meeting begins when two or more worshipers come together to be in the presence of God They usually sit facing each other in a square or a circle This helps them to be aware that they are a group together for worship and puts everybody in a place of equal status Everyone waits in shared silence until someone is moved by the Spirit (i.e has a strong feeling) to do something as part of their worship A person will only speak if they are convinced that they have something that must be shared and it is rare for a person to speak more than once The words spoken are usually brief and may include (from the Bible or other books) praying or speaking from personal experience Each speaking is followed by a period of silence. Some members may be appointed as elders because a meeting recognises that they have the ability to serve in a particular way Appointment as an elder doesn't mean that the person is in any way superior to anyone else Such appointments are for three years and can be renewed. "america's leadership extends beyond our economic prosperity and military might—it is also rooted in our enduring commitment to advancing a core set of universal values These include an individual's freedom to speak their mind assemble without fear have access to information worship as they please and choose their own leaders They also include dignity tolerance and equality among all people and the fair and equitable administration of justice The United States was founded upon a belief in these values and people of every race region and religion around the globe have claimed these principles as their own." (p 29) 2 & Family The primacy of the family as the first cell of society The protection and honor given to the faithful between a man and a woman and the family built upon it 2012 Democratic Platform "We support equality and support the movement to secure equal treatment under law for same-sex couples." (p 18) "We support the full repeal of the so-called Defense of Act" (p 18) 2012 Republican Platform "Congressional Republicans took the lead in enacting the Defense of Act" (p 10) Snellville GEORGIA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS  "how TO USE AN AISLE RUNNER IN MY ATLANTA WEDDING CEREMONY" IS REVEREND JOHNSON'S MOST RECENTLY PUBLISHED HANDBOOK GUIDE AND IS USED BY WEDDING PLANNERS AND COORDINATORS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY TO DEMONSTRATE PROPER USE OF THE AISLE RUNNER - IT CAN BE READ BY CLICKING HERE - FEEL FREE TO SHARE THIS WITH YOUR OWN WEDDING PROFESSIONALS! =============================================================================== Many conscientious objectors (those who refuse to join the armed forces) are Quakers but Quaker pacifism is not simply the refusal to fight: it includes working actively to bring about or preserve peace by removing the causes of conflict Quakers like other pacifists are sometimes accused of being willing to give in to evil regimes rather than fight against them They disagree and say that they fight by -violent means All forms of -violent resistance are certainly much better than appeasement which has come to mean the avoidance of violence by a surrender to injustice at the expense of the sufferings of others and not of one's self by the giving away of something that is not ours to give Kathleen Lonsdale 1953  You CAN ALWAYS EMAIL US AT: tajusaf@ Quakers are not just opposed to war but to all forms of violence George Fox was personally opposed to the use of violence He refused to defend himself when he was attacked and often when the violence was over had kind words or actions for his attackers Environment Quakers believe in protecting the environment © Quakers believe that human beings are stewards of the earth and should care for it to ensure that each generation passes on to the next generation a world as good as or better than it received. If both parties are Quakers or regularly attend monthly meetings they may marry in a Quaker ceremony Couples who are registered as 'attenders' but not yet members of the Society of Friends would be expected to have attended meetings for a number of months before making an application for Where one member of the couple is not a Quaker or divorced two adult members of the Society must give written permission before the can take place preparation The first step in the official process is a meeting for clearness (Clearness in this context means helping the couple affirm their decision to marry.) The meeting gives them the chance to discuss their relationship with other members of the community. Quakers think that the environmental crisis is a spiritual and crisis as well as a practical one Quakers say that environmental issues are also a matter of social justice: they acknowledge that those living in Britain or the USA are largely insulated from the effects of environmental problems and that such issues have a much more serious effect on the world's poor The produce of the earth is a gift from our gracious creator to the inhabitants and to impoverish the earth to support outward greatness appears to be an injury to the succeeding age John Woolman (1720-1772) Houshton GEORGIA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS At least six weeks before the wedding date the couple must make an application to the registering officer of the monthly meeting where the ceremony is due to be held The monthly meeting must approve the application before the registering officer who is recognised by law makes arrangements for the public notices and other legal requirements The monthly meeting then holds a Meeting for Worship for the Solemnisation of to confirm that the wedding can go ahead Quaker s can be held at any time of day Public notice of the wedding is posted on the door of the venue a week before the wedding The wedding day Guests are greeted by a door keeper when they arrive for the ceremony The bride is not usually given away by her father Neither is it customary to have a best man or bridesmaids. "gay Rights as Human Rights Recognizing that gay rights are human rights the President and his administration have vowed to actively combat efforts by other nations that criminalize homosexual conduct or ignore abuse Under the Obama administration American diplomats must raise the issue wherever harassment or abuse arises and they are required to record it in the State Department's annual report on human rights And the State Department is funding a program that finances gay rights organizations to combat discrimination violence and other abuses." ( ) 2012 Republican Platform As by his breath the flame of life was kindled in all animal and sensitive creatures to say we love God and at the same time exercise cruelty toward the least creature was a contradiction in itself John Woolman 1772 Gambling Quakers do not gamble Alcohol and tobacco are not forbidden Alcohol and tobacco Quakers are not forbidden from using alcohol or tobacco (although these substances are banned from Quaker Meeting Houses) but most Quakers avoid them or consume them moderately Many Quakers took an active role in the Temperance Movement of Victorian times. In the early days Quakers were suspicious of theology and many Quakers are still not keen on it believing that experience is a better teacher Reasons for disliking theology include: Most ceremonies will follow the basic structure below: Grayson GEORGIA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS Buford GEORGIA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS Marietta GEORGIA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS Divorced people may be allowed to remarry at the discretion of the members of the monthly meeting Quakers believe that those who are divorced need to be given the chance of a new start Blessings for same-sex couples The Quakers have welcomed same-sex unions for more than two decades allowing local groups to celebrate same-sex commitments through special acts of worship In July 2009 at the Britain Yearly Meeting Quakers agreed to carry out same-sex marriages on the same basis as marriages for opposite-sex couples 22 years after the prospect was first raised at Meeting for Sufferings we are being led to treat same sex committed relationships in the same way as opposite sex marriages reaffirming our central insight that marriage is the Lord’s work and we are but witnesses The question of legal recognition by the state is secondary. Quakers neither practise baptism nor celebrate the Eucharist They don't regard some activities as more sacred than others nor do they believe that any particular ritual is needed to get in touch with God so they do not believe in the sacraments practised in mainstream Christian Instead of using 'holy' rituals Quakers attempt to carry the sacred into every part of their lives So for example they say that baptism should not be "a single act of initiation but a continuing growth in the Holy Spirit and a commitment which must be continually renewed." Life and death Quakers have no collective view on what happens after death They tend to concentrate on making this world better rather than pondering what happens after leaving it. Try to live simply A simple lifestyle freely chosen is a source of great strength Do not be persuaded into buying what you do not need or cannot afford Do you keep yourself informed about the effect your style of living is having on the global economy and environment? Advices and Queries Richard J Foster set down some principles that Quakers can follow to live simple lives: And many other campaigns Quakers are active in many charities Oaths Quakers will not swear oaths in court (or elsewhere) but will only affirm Pacifism and violence Quakers believe that war and conflict are against God's wishes and so they are dedicated to pacifism and -violence And from a practical point of view they think that force nearly always creates more problems than it solves We utterly deny all outward wars and strife and fightings with outward weapons for any end or under any pretence whatsoever and this is our testimony to the whole world Quaker statement to King Charles II 1660 A good end cannot sanctify evil means; nor must we ever do evil that good may come. Quakers do not celebrate Christian festivals such as Easter and Christmas (although Quaker families may mark Christmas as the secular festival it has largely become) They believe the events celebrated at such festivals (e.g the resurrection and the incarnation) should be kept in mind throughout the year Although Quaker meetings for worship generally take place on a Sunday this is purely for convenience and not because Sunday is the Sabbath or a particularly. Enjoy REVEREND JOHNSON’S LATEST NATIONALLY SYNDICATED ARTICLE ON “HOW TO KNOW IF YOU NEED PREMARITAL COUNSELING!” Duluth GEORGIA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS  ====================================================================================== Atlanta Wedding Ministers Officiants Justice of Peace Marry Elope Georgia  Atlanta wedding bilingual ministers bride officiants chapels counseling preachers elope vows priest bridal unitycandle marry pastors judges rehearsal georgia groom chaplain rings reverends license  Tolerance is part of the Quaker approach to life so Quakers are willing to learn from all other faiths and Where the names come from One story says that the founder George Fox once told a magistrate to tremble (quake) at the name of God and the name 'Quakers' stuck Other people suggest that the name derives from the physical shaking that sometimes went with Quaker experiences The name 'Friends' comes from Jesus' remark "You are my friends if you do what I command you" (John 15:14) Top Beliefs Quaker ideas and beliefs Beliefs are not just safe ledges in an uncertain reality but rather handholds from which further heights can be reached. Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops The Participation of Catholics in Political Life Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Legal Recognition of Unions Between Homosexual Persons Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger Prefect of.  Hindu WEDDING BLESSING WITH -DENOMINATIONAL OFFICIANT THOMAS JOHNSON PIEDMONT PARK GAZEBO BINA PRAKASH PATEL   "we commend the United States House of Representatives and State Attorneys General who have defended these laws when they have been attacked in the courts." (p 10) "We reaffirm our support for a Constitutional amendment defining as the union of one man and one woman." (p 10) 3 Authentic human freedom Includes the first freedom freedom Bound by truth and exercised within a moral framework 2012 Democratic Platform 2012 Democratic Platform2 "The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v Wade and a woman's right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy including a safe and legal abortion regardless of ability to pay We oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right." 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Let us help with any information concerning the following: Kennesaw GEORGIA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS Quakers strongly believe in the sanctity of but also recognise the value of -marital relationships and the single life Their weddings are very informal compared to those from other traditions and there is no priest or minister to lead the couple as they make their vows When a Quaker couple decide to marry they make a commitment to each other in the presence of God their family and friends Quakers believe that no one but God can join a couple in matrimony They see as more than a legal contract - it is a commitment The right joining in is the work of the Lord only and not the priest's or magistrate's; for it is God's ordinance and not man's we marry e; it is the Lord's work and we are but witnesses George. Minute 25 Britain Yearly Meeting 31 July 2009 They will also formally ask the government to change the law to allow gay people to marry Top Funerals Quaker funerals A Quaker funeral has two particular aims: to thank God for the life that has been lived and to help the mourners feel a deep sense of God's presence Because they are thankful for having known the dead person Quaker mourners tend not to. The funeral can follow the normal silent pattern of Quaker worship or it can include programmed elements At a meeting following the silent pattern the contributions are likely to include memories as well as prayers or A senior person will normally begin the meeting with a brief explanation of Quaker worship if there are many -Quakers present In addition to the funeral there can be a "meeting for worship on the occasion of the death of our Friend" Quakers can be buried or cremated. facts ABOUT GEORGIA JUSTICE OF THE PEACE COURTHOUSE CIVIL WEDDING CEREMONIES AND JUDGES INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE: - ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS LICENSE JUSTICE OF THE PEACE WEDDING CEREMONY INFORMATION…IN GEORGIA A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE JUDGE OR MAGISTRATE CAN DO A -DENOMINATIONAL CIVIL OR - COURTHOUSE WEDDING CEREMONY  To READ SEVERAL OF REVEREND JOHNSON'S MOST RECENTLY PUBLISHED NATIONAL EXAMINER ARTICLES REGARDING WEDDING PLANNING AND PLEASE. If pressed to say what they are actually doing in a meeting for worship many Quakers would probably say that they are waiting - waiting in their utmost hearts for the touch of something beyond their everyday selves Some would call it 'listening to the quiet voice of God' - without trying to define the word Others would use more abstract terms: just 'listening' (though no voice is heard) or 'looking inward' (though no visions are seen) or 'pure attention' (though nothing specific is attended to) The word 'inward' tends to recur as one gropes for explanations Richard Allen Quakers and silence The silence in a meeting for worship isn't something that happens between the actual worship - the silence itself is part of the worship; it provides a space for people to separate themselves from the pressures and events of daily life and to get closer to God and. The couple promise to be loving companions and take each other as lifelong partners in a spirit of freedom and equality Quaker weddings Quaker weddings do not have to take place in registered buildings but they must be held indoors Most couples will book their local Quaker meeting house although some may choose to hold their wedding at home or another alternative venue A Quaker is a community celebration and not just a ceremony for the couple Therefore the style of worship at the wedding service must be acceptable to the wider community The wedding ceremony is usually held within a simple meeting for worship It has no set order of service or sermon In most cases the finer details of the ceremony are decided through discussion with the registering officers and community elders A couple may decide to include and even a hymn But music is on the. Suwanee GEORGIA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS Smyrna GEORGIA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS They believe that God grows and changes with his creation and believe that God continues to tell human beings what they should do They don't believe in sacraments (either as realities or symbols) or formal liturgies or ceremonies and also refuse to take oaths Quakers don't believe in a clergy they feel that all believers can minister to one another They emphasise the importance leading your own life well as an example to others (what a person does can be much clearer than what they say) They also practice worship in silence They are actively involved in social and political issues and believe in pacifism and -violence.

Woodstock GEORGIA WEDDING MINISTERS OFFICIANTS YOU CAN ALWAYS EMAIL US AT:tajusaf@   Individual Quaker Meetings carry out matters of business and administration at "Meetings for Worship with a Concern for Business" The whole of such a meeting even the most nit-pickingly detailed section is regarded as worship These meetings begin with silence When the Clerk judges the time is right he or she summarises the agenda before the meeting provides any necessary background information and lays the first item before the meeting People stand up to show they wish to speak and are called by the Clerk The traditional formula for raising an issue is to begin "I have a Concern " When everything is said the meeting agrees a 'minute' (a paragraph or two) setting out the decision The decision is not based on a majority or a consensus but on the "sense of the meeting" Once a minute has been drafted and read out members can suggest modifications.