Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
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.
Mark Wutka on an epistle from an early Friend and untimed worship.
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”
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.
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.
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 on Sunday Concerning White Supremacy, FGC and the Gathering
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.
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.
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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