Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
“Earth Quaker Action Team, the activist group that launched the protests, said Peco’s plans were “big on hype and little on change.” EQAT has demanded that Peco get 20 percent of its power supply from solar by 2025. Under state law, Pennsylvania utilities are required to obtain a minimum of 0.5 percent solar supply by 2021.”
“One of the main characters, played by Lesley Sharp, attends Quaker Meetings and she invites one of the main investigating police officers, played by Robert Glenister, to come too. We think they will be really short scenes – just a few seconds – but will be there in more than one episode.”
:I have safely ignored others’ pain. I have been irresponsible, unthinking, callous. I have been an active participant in white supremacy. I have benefited from it. And I am absolutely disgusted with myself. Maybe what we need is repentance. At least as a first step.“
Malcolm Lazin, Executive Director of the Equality Forum, related that “[i]n 1979, when this conference was held, we were ‘toxic.’ There was no other meeting place,” Lazin said. “The Philadelphia Quakers were the only ones who embraced the LGBT rights activists.”
How can we claim our identity as Children of Light in a world so often shrouded in darkness? To be honest, I am not sure. Will you join me as I try to find out?
In my early years as a Friend, I remember hearing vocal ministry that referred to “the Author and Finisher of our faith” rather than naming Jesus explicitly. Nowadays these Quaker terms such as Inward Light can mistakenly be used in the service of weakening our ties with Christianity, but that old impulse to curb our verbosity when referring to God still seems valid to me.
I believe a great number of people are trying to find a spiritual home right now, and that Quakerism may be an answer for many of them. But they need a way to find us
I would like to argue here that the tool of discernment is one of the greatest gifts Quakerism has to offer the world and should be applied more widely.
My teachers have failed to completely explain what quakerism is beyond SPICES and then going on to make it a lesson about how we always make a mess in the classroom, and I’m looking for more. I am not saying that I will ever pursue quakerism beyond my high school, but I can’t decide that until I hear it explained to me by someone other than my teachers.
I’m not talking about re-imagining structures or techniques. We need a complete change of course. We need a revival. A brief breeze of enthusiasm is not enough.
God may 'be on' more than one side of a disagreement.The truth about an issue might not match the position of any party to the dispute... and then the best available resolution could not be expressed in one logically-consistent proposition, but in…Continue
There is a need for Quakers in Charlotte with the message of the complete sufficiency of the inward Light to guide and rule human life and relationships. This message can offset the destructive outward guidance of the community organizers, social…Continue