Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
It is a dynamic center, a creative Life that presses to birth within us. It is a Light Within which illumines the face of God and casts new shadows and new glories on the face of humans. It is a seed stirring to life, if we do not choke it.
The courageous response of ordinary people who refuse to give up their way of life and refuse to be driven by fear is one that politicians could learn from.
Friends Service Group Calls Program ‘an opportunity for enriching American Life.“
Even as we grapple with fear, we must respond with love. We must offer new homes, regardless of religious or ethnic background.
The Quaker faith communities in the six New England states share in this season of fear, confusion, anger and grief for our world.
It would be years before I would finally experience the connection with God that I longed for. When it did come, it was not the result of any ritual or rote prayer. I would have to learn that the grace and power of God is not a magic trick to be controlled, but a relationship to be received.
Even when the teachings are clear, each individual has to decide for himself or herself what is right action in a particular context.
I don’t know Joffe and Romirowsky, but I quickly recognized their style and real target. Like the Adelson-funded strategy to counter BDS, AIPAC’s lobbying efforts, CAMERA’s attempt to silence academic voices, and PIPELINE’s scurrilous attacks on anyone hinting at disagreeing with the “party line,” their screed against Quakers was not mainly an attempt to discredit Friends but to delegitimize BDS by smearing supporters.
Those principles uphold the right of both Palestinians and Israelis to self-determination, emphasizing that realizing both peoples’ right to self-determination necessarily means ending Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territory and addressing refugees’ right of return.
In this episode, we asked Parker to share with us the three best things about Quakerism, three insights or practices that any one of us from other religions can learn from Quakerism and use to deepen and strengthen our lives.
I'm wondering if anyone might find value or inspiration in the sharing of letters submitted to monthly meetings requesting membership. I submitted mine this Fall, and while I doubt it's novel or special, I had the thought that I might feel inspired…Continue
Dana Densmore [editor of my current readings from R. Schacter-Shalomi]:"Michael Fishbane brings in another dimension in his book _Sacred Attunement_. He ... describes ... the divine reality that precedes the written Torah, calling it torah kelulah,…Continue
A recent workshop at Pendle Hill by Quaker Niyonu Spann was entitled "Beyond Diversity 101". I believe this was Niyonu's 20th time giving this workshop. It is a 5-day immersion in diversity, including evenings, including meals with others who are…Continue