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Regarding Pronouns

I pay a lot of attention to pronoun use. People often say "our nuclear weapons" and/or "what we did in Vietnam". I don't have any nuclear w…

Started by Kirby Urner

3 5th month 8
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Jesus' Political/Economic Role

This book (not yet available) will be bringing up an aspect of Jesus' historical life and purposes that hasn't been much emphasized or even…

Started by Forrest Curo

0 5th month 3

Memo on Facebook (RSoF page)

I understand AFSC's support of BDS. However Quakers are super interested in the issue of forced conscription and the right of conscientious…

Started by Kirby Urner

0 4th month 19


I'll probably start a storm with this, but, here goes... Plain dress. ...is it? Is it plain? I've seen the price of a pair of broadfalls...…

Started by Karl Vonderheyde

9 4th month 9
Reply by Forrest Curo

"ARE QUAKERS HUMANIZED?" – A review of Steven Pinker's "Enlightenment Now"

"ARE QUAKERS HUMANIZED?" – A review of Steven Pinker's Enlightenment Now by Quaker Universalist Fellowship https://tinyurl.com/Pinker-Enlig

Started by Mike Shell

0 4th month 3

Theological Terms

Portland is very Asian.  Some of the terms used in theology might need fine tuning if we're using them to classify beliefs. If I believe in…

Started by Kirby Urner

0 4th month 2

No Quakers, Only Quakerism

I like Karen Armstrong's observation that Protestants especially are into "head beliefs". They believe a lot hinges on all that monkey chat…

Started by Kirby Urner

5 3rd month 29
Reply by Kirby Urner

God Loves Us, and We've Broken the Earth

Logically there's no disconnect between these two. In the course of growing up, we've probably all done some damage. Emotionally, it's a ha…

Started by Forrest Curo

3 3rd month 4
Reply by Forrest Curo


Odd question...      If a Worship Group is dissatisfied with it's "Parent Meeting," is there a process by which they can separate, and come…

Started by Karl Vonderheyde

1 2nd month 26
Reply by Michael Jay

How can a vision-impaired Friend get involved?

I have a f/Friend who is dealing with severe and progressive vision impairment, though she is not yet legally blind. At this stage, she get…

Started by George Alexander

1 2nd month 10
Reply by Adria Gulizia


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