Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
For me the best part of the exercise has been reading parts of the book that I have not read before and discovering extracts that speak to me directly. One of the surprises has been that the age of the quotation often bears no relationship to how up to date they feel. Two of my group’s favourite authors turn out to be William Penn and Isaac Penington!
“This is rocking the world of Quakerism, this type of standing up at this time, when black people are being murdered and blood is running up and down the streets,” she said Sunday. “The founding fathers of Quakerism were slave owners. That’s what makes this outstanding and remarkable.”
“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.
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