The S.P.I.C.E.S. of Life: How Quakerism Taught Andy von Salis to Sit With Silence and Stand in Protest

December 15th,2016 ICNY Latest News, Podcasts

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and a chance to win tickets to a new Broadway Musical!

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Andy von Salis and ICNY Podcast Producer Maggi Van Dorn

In this episode of our free podcast series “NYC Faith Leaders,” Maggi Van Dorn talks with Andy von Salis, a clerk (or presiding moderator) of the New York Religious Society of Friends, also known as “Quakers,” on how the practice of silence and commitment to equality have guided Quakers as some of the most powerful peace and justice makers in American history, and have personally empowered his own civil disobedience.

On the Fundamental Belief of Quakerism: “There is that of God, an element of the divine, that is alive within each person.”

The Quaker “SPICES” (Fundamental Values):

Simplicity
Peace
Integrity
Community
Equality
Service

On Taking Oaths: “Quakers had always refused to take oaths right back to George Fox and often went to jail as a result.” Quakers’ commitment to Integrity impels them to affirm that they speak the truth always, and not differentiate statements under oath.

How to visit a Quaker Meeting or Event:

Quaker meetings for worship are held regularly and are open to everyone. There are six Quaker Meetings in New York City, each with its own website and calendar of events. Brooklyn Meeting, for example, offers worship twice every Sunday and Tuesday evenings at 6:30. The Quaker meetinghouse in Flushing (built 1694) is the oldest house of worship in continuous use in New York State.There are occasional public tours of the Quaker-owned cemetery located in the middle of Prospect Park in Brooklyn.

We hope you will not just listen to this series, but download the podcasts to hear while driving, jogging, or washing the dishes.  And subscribe in order to be alerted when new installments are available.  It’s a great way to learn about the faiths of our New York City neighbors.

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And as we head into this new season we want you to hear from you! What do you enjoy most about the show? What do you want to learn more about?  In the interest of knowing you better, we’ve created a very brief survey that you can access by clicking the link below.

And here’s the really exciting part: if you complete the survey by January 1, you’ll  have a chance to win a pair of tickets to the new Broadway musical IN TRANSIT.

“SHOWSTOPPING AND HEART-PUMPING. IF LOVE ACTUALLY WERE A MUSICAL SET IN THE NEW YORK CITY SUBWAY SYSTEM, IT WOULD BE IN TRANSIT.“- ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

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This new musical follows the story of 11 New Yorkers hoping to catch the express train to their dreams—and all the stops they make along the way.  And it’s a capella score was written by a team that includes the creators of Pitch Perfect and Frozen. It’s a powerful show, not to be missed.

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