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Salute the flag, sing the Anthem?

Started by Michael Kingsbury in Quaker Talk. Last reply by Kirby Urner 9th month 29. 2 Replies

I did not grow up in the RSoF, but since I was a boy I had a dread of being asked  to take an oath, salute the flag or recite the Pledge. I was asked to leave an Aikido class in college because I could not bow before a picture of the founder of the…Continue

Powers and Principalities...

Started by Forrest Curo in Quaker Talk. Last reply by James C Schultz 9th month 16. 1 Reply

Is the Society of Friends 'a Power' in the sense of that old 'Powers and Principalities' metaphor? Why, why not?Should we be concerned about this?Continue

God's will or mine

Started by James C Schultz in Epistles & News. Last reply by James C Schultz 9th month 3. 4 Replies

I just got back home from a weekend meeting of Quakers.  It was called a retreat but it was a meeting.  It had a leader not a clerk.  The Leader had expectations and a plan for the weekend.  At the end of the meeting it became apparent to me that…Continue

What would you expect from a Quaker-run café?

Started by David Anthony in Quaker Talk. Last reply by Randal Ott Espinoza 8th month 23. 3 Replies

Dear Friends.I'm running a small café in the quiet harbour town of Hafnarfjörður in Iceland. I would like to ask you your opinion, if I may. If you were to walk into a Quaker-run cafe, what would your expectations be? It could be anything from food…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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