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Why is talking about God so hard?

Started by Adria Gulizia in Quaker Talk. Last reply by Michael Kingsbury 13 hours ago. 5 Replies

I struggle with how to talk about God. With people I don't know well or with people I may know well but I know from a non-religious context, it can be a real challenge for me, and for many other folks I know. Is that your experience too? I have…Continue

It Really is About Love

Started by Forrest Curo in Quaker Talk. Last reply by James C Schultz 19 hours ago. 21 Replies

Love is spiritual; that is, it does not reduce to any construct of physical, emotional, or mental elements. But we do have an intuitive sense of what love is like and how it works.Earthly life is the Love Lab where we learn to love and to be loved.…Continue

Self Acceptance: I, Robot

Started by Kirby Urner in Quaker Talk. Last reply by Kirby Urner yesterday. 9 Replies

Do people realize their own freedom to not indulge in this or that negative emotion? Some habits become so ingrained, they're no longer up for questioning.The Jungians (James Hillman, Maurice Nicoll, Arnie Mindell...) speak of "soulmaking" as a…Continue

"A Good Quaker is Hard To Find"

Started by Sarah Kirby in Quaker Talk. Last reply by Kirby Urner 7th month 26. 1 Reply

The blog post that was sharing around today by Johan Maurer touched me on a deep level. One of my personal tenants of my faith has been to "die unto yourself everyday". Which I interpret to mean that every morning I must rise out of bed being…Continue

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What We Cannot Do Alone

Posted by QuakerQuaker on 6th mo. 24, 2017 at 2:54pm 0 Comments

 What follows are field notes from my experience serving at the intersection of institutional leadership and renewal in the Quaker movement. I hope this reflection might offer encouragement to your work of exploration and discovery in your own context: your local meeting, yearly meeting, other Friends institution, or in some new garden where you find yourself called to labor.

Israel-Palestine From Both Sides of the Mirror

Posted by QuakerQuaker on 6th mo. 24, 2017 at 2:53pm 0 Comments

Includes views from Joyce Ajlouny, director of the Ramallah Friends School, and incoming general secretary of American Friends Service Committee.

A Conversation About Delay

Posted by QuakerQuaker on 6th mo. 24, 2017 at 2:53pm 0 Comments

“Quaker time” is not a thing. We’ve made it a thing. Discernment is not about doing things in “Quaker time,” it’s about doing things in God’s time, which is sometimes much slower than earthly time and other times faster. I don’t think early Friends, the Publishers of Truth, often wrote a pamphlet and then sat on it for six months because they weren’t completely sure about the placement of a comma.

The journal "Quaker Studies" to become open access

Posted by QuakerQuaker on 6th mo. 24, 2017 at 2:52pm 1 Comment

Professor 'Ben' Pink Dandelion, Editor of Quaker Studies, said “This is a very exciting moment for the journal and for Quaker studies as a whole. The new arrangement will be of great benefit to scholars worldwide, in Quaker studies and in the wider humanities.

 
 
 

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