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EPISODE 38: Peaceable Kingdom: Nicholas Austin, Quaker Pioneer
Directed by Martin Duckworth

  1. Why did Nicholas Austin come to the Eastern Townships of Québec?

  2. He was one of the early Europeans to settle in that region of Québec. What did the Native Canadians teach Austin to help him to survive?

  3. What do Quakers believe that all living things possess?

  4. How does this belief prevent them from fighting in a war?

  5. Does refusing to fight in war make you a coward? Or do you have to be brave if you choose not to fight?

  6. In what way has the town of Austin, Québec, kept faith with its early Quaker roots?