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A Quaker Rastafarian

A Quaker Rastafarian:

In an important article on mass incarceration, J Jondhi Harrell looks at the spiritual crossover between Friends and Rastafarians:

I was told that there’s no preacher, and about how meetings are structured.  That also is similar to Rastafarianism because, in the Nyabinghi tradition in which I was trained in, there is no intermediate between the individual and God or Jah – everyone has their own path to God and you interpret that path in your own way.

Going beyond grumbling: the joy of the Quaker way

Going beyond grumbling: the joy of the Quaker way:

Steven Davison stops to share the “exquisite joys” of ministry and the gathered meeting: “The shadow side of this temperament is a tendency to go negative, even to stay negative; to get crusty, even nasty, when things don’t change; and to get arrogant and self-righteous. I can tend away from my joy in my religious life, forgetting how much Quakerism has given me in my grousing about its shortcomings.”

George Fox University prof terminated over LGBT equality

George Fox University prof terminated over LGBT equality:

One George Fox shares C Wess Daniel’s letter:

I was offered my job back so long as I was willing to no longer speak publicly about the matter, of which I am not at all interested. I have no regrets about what I did and would do it again… I realize that my role in this is very small and peripheral and not about me at all. I know many of you have been dealing with this in far more damaging and personal ways for many years than I will ever be able to understand.

The keeper of the loaf

The keeper of the loaf:

Becky Ankeny on “Lord”: 

The military mindset of Anglo-Saxons may trouble the peace-lovers among us, but we remember early Quakers participating in the Lamb’s war rather than the English Civil War. We need to be so taken up with the business of our leader that we don’t have time to kill each other over religion and politics, separately or combined.

A conversation on religious wounding

A conversation on religious wounding:

The What Canst Thou Say newsletter is looking at ways Friends hurt one another:

To facilitate healing and moving on from ‘Religious Wounding’ among Friends, we at WCTS would to start a conversation. What have you experienced in Friends meetings? How were those situations managed? What do you suggest to heal these mostly unspoken issues in the Religious Society of Friends?

Unholy fashions among Friends?

Unholy fashions among Friends?:

Nancy Thomas visits with Conservative Friends:

Making a fashion statement is not the point. The testimony, as I understand it, is that we honor God in all we do, including how we dress. The values of simplicity and modesty apply here. I respect how these Friends choose to express this. I’ve tried to accommodate, somewhat successfully. At least, I haven’t felt judged.

After the Climate March, what?

After the Climate March, what?:

David Millar looks at next steps for religious groups working on climate issues:

This does not mean giving up your spirituality and your present leadings. Every little bit counts, including personal transformation, habits of consumption, prayer, support for members of your Meeting, multifaith groups and listening projects… You may feel your bucket is full…ecojustice is now the container, the ‘bucket’ that unites all our concerns.

A Quaker's Testimony of Integrity

A Quaker's Testimony of Integrity:

A blogger named Joy writes about the irony of following the testimony of integrity:

[Sometimes it] also means refusing to place things other than God at the center of one’s life.

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My Condition

Started by Laura Scattergood in Quaker Talk. Last reply by Laura Scattergood yesterday. 11 Replies

Honestly, when I think of all the efforts I have made to have intelligent 21st century discussions about being a Quaker, and to find some kind of fellowship somewhere, anywhere, online whatever.   .  Back to square one I go.   .   wandering around…Continue

Why Do Primitive Quakers Cling to Traditition?

Started by Jean Yeager in Quaker Talk. Last reply by William F Rushby on 3rd day (Tue). 37 Replies

Why do Primitive Quakers cling to tradition? Is it a comforting way to be with one another and speak and practice comforting, known, already practice methods of socializing? I do not know where Primitive Quakers feel that "tradition" leads them and…Continue

"Darwin’s Dog, or the Evolution of Religion," by Winston Davis

Started by Mike Shell in Quaker Talk on 7th day (Sat). 0 Replies

Over on Quaker Universalist Conversations, Winston Davis has posted an exploration of recent theories about how human religions came into…Continue

Collectively Distracted From The Message and the Mission at times?

Started by Laura Scattergood in Quaker Talk. Last reply by Laura Scattergood 10th month 20. 5 Replies

http://www.larknews.com/archives/775   A link from the Christian humor parody  news site  "The Lark",   parallel to "The Onion".   Relevant for us I think.  By the way, the site is ran by a…Continue


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