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Matt Hisrich: Quakerism's inherent subversion of the state

Matt Hisrich: Quakerism's inherent subversion of the state:

Are Quakers inherently libertarian?

Friends were not only aware that their actions would be interpreted as a challenge to the existing political order but also of the likely consequences of those actions. image

Vice.com covers war tax resistance, quotes Quakers

Vice.com covers war tax resistance, quotes Quakers:

It’s that time of year in the States:

Whatever you do, whichever amount of risk you choose to accept, at least consider something that [Quaker] Hartsough told me: “We all have a responsibility to listen to our own conscience, and if that lands us in jail or means economic hardship, that’s not as bad as the curse of having killed people.”image

Emerging Diane: Do we really want community? A woman's view

Emerging Diane: Do we really want community? A woman's view:

Diane reacts to Micah Bales’s “Do We Really Want Community”

We can hardly build a new community without being conscious—acutely so—of what has gone before. Even in Quaker circles, which tend to be less sexist than the wider society, the unconscious sexism we have all internalized ought to be addressed.image

Generous Grasp Paul on Friends and money and opportunities

Generous Grasp Paul on Friends and money and opportunities:

How do we handle (and talk about) the money in our midst?

Quakers are lousy when it comes to talking about money. We’re lousy about asking for it, lousy about handling it as a group, and worst of all, lousy about admitting we have it. In my experience, many Quakers treat money as if it were some filthy thing, and never own up to having much.image

Michael Jay: Simplicity and culture

Michael Jay: Simplicity and culture:

Isn’t going along with our culture’s love of money the simpler option?

Christian simplicity is challenging in this culture, not because our culture is complex but because our culture is simple. Because wealth is held as the highest good, and as the source of our salvation, it is very difficult for people to break away from the culture and trust God.image

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One of the reasons I think Quakerism is "hard to do" in our society.

Started by Brad Biggs in Quaker Talk. Last reply by Brad Biggs on 1st day (Sun). 14 Replies

Wondering what other Friends think. The 3 conditions for making close friends mentioned in this article may be why Quakerism is hard to do in our society. It seems difficult for us to create the bonds of community that make for shared, deep…Continue

Tags: covenant, discipleship, community

The Craving for Simplicity, Meaning and Peace

Started by Barbara Smith in Quaker Talk on 1st day (Sun). 0 Replies

I posted this on my blog (at www.Plainlyquaker.wordpress.com) this morning and then it occurred to me that it would be of interest to the Plainness and Simplicity Group here on QQ. However, I can…Continue

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