Kenneth S.P. Morse Quaker Religious Society of Friends

Kenneth S. P. Morse

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Kenneth Morse and Ida Chamness 1944
Photo of Ida Chamness and Kenneth Morse, 1944
(See Memorial for Ida Chamness (1867-1952), Quaker minister, written by Kenneth Morse.)

Kenneth Morse was born in Cleveland, OH, on 4th Month Seventh 1898 -- died 11th Month First 1982 in Baltimore, MD. He was convinced while sitting on a porch swing about the year 1914, when he heard a voice that said, "All war is wrong." Later in his academic career while at Harvard, he attended the Gurneyite Meeting at Cambridge. One First Day it was announced at meeting that two ministers from the "smaller body" would be in attendance at the afternoon meeting. These men were Cyrus Cooper and his companion, James Henderson. He remarked that he had never heard preaching after the Spirit before that time. He used to say that our duty as Friends was to turn people to the voice or light within them that is Christ. (As related to me by Friend Patrick J. Burns.)

Some of his Testimonies to the Truth With grateful acknowledgement to Friend Patrick J. Burns for sending me these Testimonies.

See also Ancient Worthy Elizabeth Stirredge.
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Epistle 130
1656

"The Light Within"

AND so Friends every where, Keep your Meetings (this is the Word of the Lord God to you) and do not heed the Lo-here's or the Lo-there's, neither be troubled; but heed every one the Life of God, and do not gad abroad from the Truth within; that ye may be kept out of all high-swelling Storms, Bustlings and Tempests, and with it ye may be kept over the World, to him and in him, that is not of the World. And take heed of denying the Truth; whosoever do, they go from the Light within them, and so go into the ...

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