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Ninth Circuit Rules Against Quaker War Tax Resister

Ninth Circuit Rules Against Quaker War Tax Resister:

Court rules that Elizabeth Boardman’s protest is frivolous:

War tax resisters tend to be scrupulous and totally transparent in what they are doing, while tax protesters often engage in behavior, like hiding assets, that makes it difficult to distinguish them from tax evaders. This distinction probably accounts for the extreme rarity of prosecution of war tax resisters for tax crimes.

Inmates at America’s oldest women’s prison rewrite history of its benevolent Quaker founders.

Inmates at America’s oldest women’s prison rewrite history of its benevolent Quaker founders.:

Prisoners researching the history of the institution found that the common story didn’t line up with what they found:

“a feel-good story” about Quaker reformers rescuing women from abuse in men’s prisons and turned it into a darker, more complicated tale.

Meeting for Readings and How to Do Them

Meeting for Readings and How to Do Them:

C Wess Daniels describes a way to engage the church community:

I’ve found this to be a great practice for churches looking to build group participation and engage with the biblical text in a new way.

How a Small Quaker Group Forced PNC Bank to Stop Financing Mountaintop Removal

How a Small Quaker Group Forced PNC Bank to Stop Financing Mountaintop Removal:

George Lakey examines the tactical decisions behind the Quaker environmental groups organizing:

The group made a number of decisions along the way that attracted criticism, even from some who agreed with EQAT that global warming is a threat. EQAT recognized that many Americans are in denial about the class warfare raging around them. Targeting a bank, we though, might help people smell the coffee.

Quaking for Peace

Quaking for Peace:

On the Pedals and Seeds blog, starting with violence:

Let’s begin with something basic for the next 5 years: Can we eliminate aggressive violence? This is not the same as establishing peace, but let’s start somewhere.

A Shared Worship Space Brings Quakers and Muslims Together

A Shared Worship Space Brings Quakers and Muslims Together:

Shared space makes for understanding:

When Quakers and Muslims first discussed the possibility of sharing the same space, both groups found out there were a host of values they shared. Wostal says the two values that stuck with her the most were “peace and spirituality.” She says “[those] are the things that I think of when I think of this group and my interactions with them.”

The line between remebrance and idoloization along Ohio byways

The line between remebrance and idoloization along Ohio byways:

Johan Maurer travels Quaker territory in Ohio

How do we fully enjoy and appropriate this rich heritage without getting sucked into the cult of quakerishness? How do we harvest the lessons without idolizing the teachers?

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When was the "golden age of Quakerism"?

Started by Scott Fike in Quaker Talk. Last reply by Patricia Dallmann yesterday. 5 Replies

Greetings,    I was wanting to try to do some reading of Quaker literature and did a search on Amazon for Quaker books. Everything that comes up by default is always newer, more modern Quaker books. I was wanting to read some of the older literature…Continue

Can I vote for a progressive, African-American President again in 2016?

Started by Olivia in Quaker Talk. Last reply by Olivia on 3rd day (Tue). 5 Replies

After hearing an old clip from a comedian who was inspired just after Pres. Obama was first elected... Who was basically saying that we would only be having black presidents from now on...and after recent white-people politician dramas from our…Continue

ESR's Lonnie Valentine visits Ann Arbor Friends - will your meeting be next?

Started by Earlham School of Religion in Quaker Talk 3rd month 16. 0 Replies

ESR's Peace and Justice Professor Lonnie Valentine joined Ann Arbor Friends Meeting for worship this weekend and shared a message on "What Did Jesus Do?" later that day. …Continue

Quakers & Christian Univesalism

Started by Mike Shell in Quaker Talk 3rd month 15. 0 Replies

Friends,On Quaker Universalist Conversations we have begun a discussion on "Christian universalism."  We are also opening that…Continue

 
 
 

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