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to TPF, Inc. Secretary, Irwin
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Thomas Paine Friends, Inc. is a membership
organization. Directors and Officers serve one-year terms, and
elections are held annually each Fall.
Chartered in 2002,
Thomas Paine Friends, Inc. strives to renew public recognition of the
great defender of liberty, justice and human rights. Arriving in
British-ruled North America, Paine joined the struggle for
independence, sovereignty and democratic institutions. Throughout his
life he held to the noblest of principles, dedicating himself to the
common good and the right of free expression. The writings he produced
provide us with a remarkable set of principles upon which to construct
mission of Thomas Paine Friends, Inc. is to encourage people to
learn about and from Thomas Paine, his times and philosophy so
that they may be inspired to participate in public affairs
reflective of the spirit of Paine's life, thought and ideals.
January 29, 1737 - June 8, 1809
to the addresses delivered on the 28th of March 2009 in the United
Kingdom by Gregory Claeys and John Keane!
- Ian Ruskin portrays Thomas Paine in a one-man play he wrote
several years ago. Few actors have so captured the essence of
Thomas Paine as does Ian Ruskin.
- He has now brought Thomas Paine's story to a
wider audience in a film project that is being shown on public
television in the United States and around the world. This
film is available for acquisition and can be shown under license
in libraries and other venues.
- Thomas Paine Friends established a special fund to help
support this film project. The 1737 Fund celebrates
the year of Thomas Paine's birth