Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
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.
And it makes me wonder: What would happen if the Christian community today were endowed with that level of commitment to gospel nonviolence? What if the followers of Jesus were willing to lay down our comfort, rather than continue to accept a world where billions live in poverty
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
George Deek, born in Jaffa to an Orthodox Christian family, has worked for several years in the Israeli diplomatic service. Watch him discuss the roots of the ongoing violence, its causes, and possible solutions.…Continue