Daily Picks from Around the Web

Quakers' painful choice during the American Revolution

Quakers' painful choice during the American Revolution:

On Philly.com, William C Kashatus looks back at Quaker responses to the U.S. Revolution:

Today, it is difficult to relate with the painful choice between patriotism and religious orthodoxy that confronted late-18th-century Quakers. To embrace independence from Britain meant to reject an unconditional article of the Quaker faith.

Return within

Return within:

Craig Barnett on the goal of the Quaker way:

Unfortunately, by the time that we come to adulthood each of us is already to a greater or lesser extent opposed to the Light within us; somehow we have all armoured ourselves against the inbreaking of the light. The religious path is simply the process of dissolving these defences, becoming more aware, sensitive and open to the inner guidance that is always available.

Are We Giving Enough of Ourselves?

Are We Giving Enough of Ourselves?:

Greg Woods with a great piece on giving time and listening to God:

How are we responding to these calls? Are we using our gift of time towards working for racial justice? Are we giving enough of ourselves?… Some [Quakers] find this theology of continuing revelations distressing, but I find comfort in that because it honors Friends’ longtime witness that God is still speaking to our condition today, both as a corporate body and as individuals. We should always be listening for how God wants to use us and our abilities as disciples of God’s grace within today’s ever-changing world.

Why Can't We All Just Get Along?

Why Can't We All Just Get Along?:

Deborah Suess writes a guest post about troubles among North Carolina Friends:

Many of you have heard rumblings that our state denomination is in trouble. And you have asked, “What the heck is going on? What are we arguing about?” Well… it’s complicated. Of course.

Reddit AMA thread on Quakers

Reddit AMA thread on Quakers:

A new Reddit comment thread on Quakers will keep you reading for hours.

The Golden Rule protest boat restoration

The Golden Rule protest boat restoration:

Jane Braxton Little writes about the restoration of one of the most storied protest boats of the twentieth century:

The Golden Rule project is an improbable accomplishment by unlikely volunteers. Members of Veterans For Peace, they are a motley bunch that might have appalled the original crew, all conscientious Quakers. They smoke, drink and swear like the sailors, though most of them are not. Aging and perpetually strapped for money, the mostly retired men sought to banish their war-related demons as they ripped out rotten wood and replaced it plank by purpleheart plank.

Planet Money on Quakers' fixed pricing innovation

Planet Money on Quakers' fixed pricing innovation:

The finance podcast talked about this “fringy, radical thing” Friends did:

Having one price for each item, that was the Quakers’ radical thing. They thought haggling was just fundamentally unfair. They thought charging different people different prices for the same thing was morally wrong.

A Fantastic, Participatory, Quaker Meeting?

A Fantastic, Participatory, Quaker Meeting?:

Wess Daniels is back with a participatory vision for our meetings:

This is what it means to be a participatory church. You are all co-creators. There is not master/servant scenario, there is no one exercising control over you, you are invited as friends of Jesus to be faithful to the living out of your faith through love in this time and place.

Control, Resilience, Leadership and the Fantastic Mr. Fox — Nursery of Truth

Control, Resilience, Leadership and the Fantastic Mr. Fox — Nursery of Truth:

Wess Daniels on our cultures of leadership:

Many of our religious institutions, including, but not limited to Quaker Yearly Meetings, are operating much more like the farmers than like Mr. Fox and the animals. Higher and higher anxiety and reactivity highlight the terrain within our religious communities, leading to more and more brittleness of our organizations.

The pitfalls of incremental change and failed reforms

The pitfalls of incremental change and failed reforms:

On the AFSC blog, Laura Magnani looks at well-intentioned but failed Quaker reform movements at the past as a caution to current movement building:

Quakers are often blamed for the invention of the penitentiary… They were trying to do something “good,” more humane, whose primary purpose would be rehabilitation. They were trying to address overcrowding and abusive prison practices [but] it quickly deteriorated as prisons became more crowded, more chaotic and ineffective. Today many of us are promoting “community-based programs” as a way of shrinking the prison population, only to discover that private prison corporations have swooped in to the re-entry business as a lucrative new market.

Quaker Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Forum

Matthew 6.24

Started by Forrest Curo in Quaker Talk 21 hours ago. 0 Replies

No one can serve two masters; for either he will neglect the one and love the other; or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and Mammon. ============================= This is clear enough; but you'd need to be…Continue

Matthew 6.22-23

Started by Forrest Curo in Quaker Talk on 6th day (Fri). 0 Replies

The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light; but if your eye is not sound, your whole body will be full of darkness. If, then, the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!…Continue

Matthew 6.19-21

Started by Forrest Curo in Quaker Talk. Last reply by carol woodsong on 5th day (Thu). 6 Replies

Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on Earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For…Continue

bless this dear man's heart

Started by Laura Scattergood in Quaker Talk. Last reply by Forrest Curo 6th month 30. 6 Replies

Continue

 
 
 

Support Us

Did you know that QuakerQuaker is 100% reader supported? If you think this kind of outreach and conversation is important, please support it with a monthly subscription or one-time gift.


You can also make a one-time donation or get us something from our Amazon wishlist.

Latest Activity

Diane Benton left a comment for Keith Saylor
"Bummer!  I ordered the wrong book.  When I went into Amazon today I found the right one…"
3 hours ago
Forrest Curo commented on Keith Saylor's blog post 'Without regard to outward Persons, Communities, etc., there is Heaven.'
"Since everyone and everything is 'in' the Presence, what people have to mean by words…"
7 hours ago
Keith Saylor commented on Keith Saylor's blog post 'Without regard to outward Persons, Communities, etc., there is Heaven.'
"There is much I wish to write in response to your definition of conscious and conscience. However,…"
7 hours ago
Mary Sukits liked Keith Saylor's blog post What God leads out of, he rarely leads into again.
8 hours ago
James C Schultz commented on Keith Saylor's blog post 'Without regard to outward Persons, Communities, etc., there is Heaven.'
"One of the problems in reading your article is probably differing definitions we have for conscious…"
8 hours ago
Mary Sukits shared Keith Saylor's blog post on Facebook
9 hours ago
Mary Sukits liked Keith Saylor's blog post Without regard to outward Persons, Communities, etc., there is Heaven.
9 hours ago
Keith Saylor commented on Keith Saylor's blog post 'Without regard to outward Persons, Communities, etc., there is Heaven.'
"Hi James, I wish it were not so that you experience the message of a conscious anchored in and a…"
17 hours ago

Quaker Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

About QuakerQuaker

QuakerQuaker is a community of Friends exploring Primitive Christianity Revived: plain witness, ministry, beliefs. Quaker blogs, photos, videos & gatherings.

Subscribe in a reader
Get daily emails
Facebook
iTunes / Podcast
Twitter / Twitter Quaker List

About QuakerQuaker /FAQs

Quaker Library

Site Sharing and Republishing

© 2015   Created by QuakerQuaker.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service