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Engaging with young adult Friends

Engaging with young adult Friends:

Madeline Schaefer urges Quaker gatherings to include younger Friends:

It became clear to me that, rather than creating “young adult” mini institutions within larger Quaker ones, the way to fully engage with and energize young adult Quakers is for those institutions to adapt and enlarge the scope of their identity to recognize and embrace the vision of its young people.

A five-year plan for Friends?

A five-year plan for Friends?:

Zachary Dutton argues U.S. Friends organizations should be less siloed:

It is time to acknowledge that the future and life of Liberal Quakerism rests in our coordination. Organizations have become siloed, but this is easily remedied. Our yearly meetings, external organizations, and educational institutions need to begin setting broad strategy together.

Simplicity as equality in a U.S. courtroom

Simplicity as equality in a U.S. courtroom:

North Carolina lawyer Scott Holmes explains why he doesn’t wear a tie in court:

What I started learning really quickly was that it wasn’t about simplicity, it was more about equality. That the tie is this symbol of male power and I started learning from my female attorney friends as they were laughing at my experiment—how women attorneys have to think about their dress everyday.

The Quaker life

The Quaker life:

Madeline Schaefer on the Quaker way:

After all, we are searching for a true way to live, not a code of ethics. And we will not find answers in words, but in life itself. The Truth, therefore, is something that we live, every day, in our own time.

Followers of a gentle agent of peace

Followers of a gentle agent of peace:

Emerging Diane reports from Ohio Yearly Meeting:

Nevertheless, and for all our blunders, we represent a form of Christianity with a message that the world desperately needs. We are not the Christianity of power, politics and prestige that Dorothy Sollee has deemed “Christo-fascism.” Instead, we are a group following a gentle agent of peace and forgiveness who cared for the broken and called them his friends.

Trusting the giving process

Trusting the giving process:

Gil George on public holiness and donations:

When we don’t let our left hand know what the right hand is doing in our giving we are exercising a very important act of trust. We are expressing a trust that God will be glorified and we trust that the right things will be done in God’s church without our exerting financial influence over the process.

A warning against Quaker secularism and individualism

A warning against Quaker secularism and individualism:

A report on Ben Pink Dandelion’s major talk at the British Quaker Gathering from Craig Barnett:

It includes an explicit call to resist secularism and individualism, and to recover a clearer sense of our identity as a religious community with a specific understanding of our shared faith; ‘Maybe we’ve too much said ‘we love you and who would you like us to be?’ rather than, ‘we love you and this is who we are – you’re welcome to join if that works for you.’

Is capitalism a cancer?

Is capitalism a cancer?:

Steven Davison looks at unbridled consumption:

The deeper question is how can we redefine wealth as weal-th, as well-being for all organisms on Mother Earth, without embodying this well-being in things that must be produced and consumed, in experiences that must be produced and purchased?

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Pick Your Power

Started by Clem Gerdelmann in Quaker Talk on 4th day (Wed). 0 Replies

U.S. stinks, but not pretty, in spite of its frequent fireworks displays. We sniff for the smoking gun for our bold news; fire off ammo rounds and explode infrastructure with a patented power source. Gunpowder is our God-power; our War on Terrorism…Continue

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The Tenderizer

Started by Clem Gerdelmann in Quaker Talk on 1st day (Sun). 0 Replies

Have, of necessity(for dog-walking assignment), researched the Staffordshire Bull Terrier - only to find that its original breeding was for the purpose of tenderizing bulls and bears(and I don't mean in financial markets)!!!A loving creature to…Continue

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Drinking Water

Started by Clem Gerdelmann in Quaker Talk 8th month 16. 0 Replies

Frederick Douglas, the renowned abolitionist, astutely concluded, "...all the qualities which men usually ascribed to God, they first find within themselves."WARNING: Unless first purified of self, spiritual thirst for personal experience can be…Continue

The Fruit Doesn't Fall Far

Started by Clem Gerdelmann in Quaker Talk. Last reply by Clem Gerdelmann 8th month 15. 1 Reply

Our parents are the author of our born-life; God is the Author of our reborn-life. So how has it happened that Quakers today are convinced of their being rightly-led while convicting their Monthly Meeting of not being rightly-led? Such is just the…Continue

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Communion

Posted by Roger Vincent Jasaitis on 8th mo. 21, 2014 at 12:07pm 0 Comments

Looking for a Sign

Posted by Kevin Camp on 8th mo. 15, 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Life in the Life

Posted by Keith Saylor on 8th mo. 15, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

 
 
 

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