Philadelphia Quakers Regret War Tax Resistance Lapse

The Friends Intelligencer devoted some space to covering the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

The ninth query called forth regret that Friends had not maintained a stronger and more consistent testimony against war, but had paid the war taxes without protest. Lydia H. Price said that if Friends had been more faithful a few years ago these recent wars might have been prevented.

This was the time of the U.S. war in the Philippines. It was also, alas, a time when American Quaker war tax resistance was on the wane.

Do you read German? If so, you can get a peek into the war tax resistance movement in Germany by reading this article and this interview concerning Brigitte Janus of “Netzwerk Friedenssteuer.”