Canadian Quaker Press is a publishing imprint of the Canadian Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
We publish pamphlets that are written by members of Canadian Yearly Meeting (CYM), and the text of our annual Sunderland P. Gardner Lecture, which is delivered at the annual gathering of CYM.
This e-publishing account was set up in February, 2015. We will be publishing e-versions of past pamphlets, as well as ongoing pamphlets as they are published. If you are interested in a particular pamphlet, please send an email with the request, and we will consider it when choosing which pamphlet to digitize next.
In the 1999 Sunderland P. Gardner lecture, Jack Ross describes his inspiring, life-long spiritual journey which led him to misery and transcendent joy in maximum security prisons as part of his non-violent witness to the power of truth.
The Sunderland P. Gardner lecture is given annually at Canadian Yearly Meeting. Sunderland P. Gardner, born in 1802, was an outstanding figure among Canadian Friends. He ministered with great plainness and vigour. Day or night, he was ready to travel in all weather to be with those who were sorrowing. In one year he estimated that he had travelled over 9,000 miles in the course of his visits among Friends. He left behind a legacy of great tenderness.
Adapted from Arthur Dorland's The Quakers in Canada: a History