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The Testimony of Humility

The Testimony of Humility:
Mark Wutka wants to highlight a Quaker value: I think humility should be in the list - that we should consider whether what we feel we are led to do is from a spirit of meekness, gentleness and humility. Maybe this means that we don’t always have to be right (okay, that one stings). Maybe it means that instead of writing the other people off as stupid, we try to understand why they disagree with us.

"I don't want to leave"

"I don't want to leave":
Mark Wutka on an epistle from an early Friend and untimed worship.

Black Lives Matter and (White) Quakers

Black Lives Matter and (White) Quakers:
Lynn Fitz-Hugh looks at what what QUakers have to say about Black Lives Matter: “Prior to all this I have felt that as Quakers, as a primarily white church, that we did not appropriately have something to say about Black Lives Matter. That it is not white people’s place to speak to either what Black people’s experience is or what actions they are lead to take. That much of our attempts to help, while well meaning, reflects an ignorance of the actually history of racism in this country or the experience of Black people. However, the day after hearing all these messages from Black people about present day racism, I found myself in Meeting for Worship”

Interview with Arab Quaker Sa'ed Ashtan in building bridges of peace

Interview with Arab Quaker Sa'ed Ashtan in building bridges of peace:
One goal of Atshan’s research is to provide a counternarrative to the stereotype that the Middle East is devoid of nonviolent movements or philosophies. Atshan himself embodies that supposed contradiction, but he finds his Palestinian and Quaker identities deeply compatible. 

Thursday night FGC plenary by Nekima Levy-Pounds

Thursday night FGC plenary by Nekima Levy-Pounds:
The plenary by the head of the Minneapolis NAACP was one of the most talked-about moments at last week’s FGC Gathering in Minnesota.

We Have More Power than We Know

We Have More Power than We Know:
Eileen Flanagan’s TedX talk tells the story of how a team of Quaker activists challenged a major bank supporting mountaintop removal in the mining industry.

FGC and the culture of white supremacy

FGC and the culture of white supremacy:
FGC on Sunday Concerning White Supremacy, FGC and the Gathering

Asking a meeting to sit with anger

Asking a meeting to sit with anger:
A Friend turned to their meeting to help them process their anger after the Orlando shooting:
It’s hard for me to admit that I’m not doing as well as I’d like to, that I might let down the people I admire. I’ve usually tried to be fairly self-contained when it comes to depression and anxiety, but I was moved earlier this year to ask for a Committee of Care around these problems.

The loss of support, recognition, and checks on vocal ministry

The loss of support, recognition, and checks on vocal ministry:
From Steven Davison: But most meetings no longer have elders, and leave their vocal ministers to struggle on their own with whatever sense of calling they might have. Most meetings no longer record gifts in ministry, and therefore have lost any direct relationship they might have with emerging ministers and their gifts.

Seattle area Quakers show support of Muslims

Seattle area Quakers show support of Muslims:
A post describes the action: A group of approximately 15 members of the Seattle Quaker community and peace activists visited the Islamic Center of Federal Way on Friday to surround them with solidarity and support.

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New Descriptions of God

Started by Forrest Curo in Quaker Talk on 7th day (Sat). 0 Replies

We've got an immense communications problem around the word 'God' -- around what exists that might be rightly called that, and around the sheer variety & apparent incoherence of all the different words people apply to that 'Big What-It-Is'.For a…Continue

From: The Ear of the Soul ...

Started by Keith Saylor in Quaker Talk on 6th day (Fri). 0 Replies

I noticed this post after following a link posted in the Daily Pick section of this website. It has captivated my attention and thought some of you who haven't read it, might find it as edifying as I have. The resulting discussion is as compelling…Continue

Reflections on the Transgender Conflict

Started by Daniel Wilcox in Quaker Talk. Last reply by Daniel Wilcox 7th month 18. 9 Replies

Wednesday, May 11, 2016Reflections on the Transgender ConflictThe transgender conflict is currently…Continue

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What do you call your outreach committee?

Started by Rochelle Webster in Quaker Talk. Last reply by Fleur Parker 7th month 17. 37 Replies

Our Meeting is creating an outreach committee to improve our visibility.  We have a strong commitment to not proselytize, but are trying to remove the bushel basket now covering the light of our meeting. Anyway, we are looking for ideas for…Continue

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