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
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.