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Clerking Advice

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan Betz-Zall 12th month 18, 2012. 8 Replies

Hello Friends,I have accepted the…Continue

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Quaker Structure: Is decentralization good or bad?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron Bell 5th month 13, 2010. 2 Replies

As a Convinced Friend, I think for me what was the most difficult fact about Quakerism to absorb was the vast amount of decentralization regarding Friendly structure.  Being used to other faiths…Continue

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""The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed. It starts as a tiny thing, but sprouts into something immense..." A mustard plant literally was a weed to subsistence farmers in 1st Century Judea... Perhaps there are still too many would-be…"
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The Religious Ideal

If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet. Matthew 10:14God never promises the perfect house of worship, city, and demographic makeup. Our own founder, George Fox, wandered for years in eternal search for those very things. My father's mother, the…See More
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"Greetings, Kevin, In addition to the thoughtful matters you are sharing about...what do you think of the following?  It also falls to you to consider how your take someone's feedback about their own needs and experiences.  If someone…"
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"First off, whatever anyone says will likely be used against him by anyone so inclined; that's simply a given.Then there's the distinction between 'accepting people with "mental health" labels' and 'accepting that…"
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Mental Illness: To Tell or Not to Tell

I've heard a variety of conflicting opinions about sharing my mental illness within a Meeting. In the best case scenario, I am lifted up as a symbol of courage in the face of adversity. In the worst case scenario, I am pitied in a condescending sort of fashion. My perspectives are discounted and…See More
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Transgender Mom, Cisgender Bullying

In a recent workshop on the Patriarchy at the Quaker resource center Pendle Hill, I met Chloe Schwenke, a woman I had come in contact with a year or so earlier at a queer Quaker conference. At first, I have to say that she fooled me. I believed her to be a cisgender woman, but was in fact a transwoman. That was merely a clueless notion on my part or an extreme compliment, and I…See More
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"I could also hum a Sting song here. .  .  there is no political solution,  we're spirits in a material world, but I think that would be overworking the point.  .   .  It isn't that  work in the…"
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Laura Scattergood commented on Kevin Camp's blog post 'Organizing and Mobilizing in Today's World'
"okay, apologies.   I went to look for one video of a group of people not treating the police respectfully, when the police were in fact trying to work with them,  and instead found a nice one of Occupiers  working with the police…"
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"Occupy yielded one thing in Humboldt County, at least one public restroom, explosive-proof,    which pretty much was what the demands were eventually reduced to.  On many levels I may have been sympathetic to Occupiers,…"
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The Religious Ideal

Posted on 7th mo. 28, 2015 at 11:30am 1 Comment

If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet. Matthew 10:14

God never promises the perfect house of worship, city, and demographic makeup. Our own founder, George Fox, wandered for years in…

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Mental Illness: To Tell or Not to Tell

Posted on 7th mo. 18, 2015 at 9:30am 3 Comments

I've heard a variety of conflicting opinions about sharing my mental illness within a Meeting. In the best case scenario, I am lifted up as a symbol of courage in the face of adversity. In the worst case scenario, I am pitied in a condescending sort of fashion. My…

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Transgender Mom, Cisgender Bullying

Posted on 6th mo. 22, 2015 at 7:21am 0 Comments

In a recent workshop on the Patriarchy at the Quaker resource center Pendle Hill, I met Chloe Schwenke, a woman I had come in contact with a year or so earlier at a queer Quaker conference. At first, I have to say that she fooled me. I believed her to be a cisgender woman, but was in fact a transwoman. That was merely a clueless…

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Step Up, Step Back

Posted on 6th mo. 15, 2015 at 5:47pm 0 Comments





I admit I didn’t hear the phrase “step up, step back” until I was twenty-four years old. It was used in the context of the Anti-Oppression/Anti-Racism training of a group of young people of which I was a member. Put simply, it is a knowledge that men and women ought to have equal weight in group discussions. This is…

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At 10:42am on 7th mo. 20, 2014, Laura Scattergood said…

Please be Patient God isn't Finished with me yet. I hope you will forgive me Kevin.  I really went into an unexpected spasm of grief, around the anniversary of the death of a pre-born child.  I shouldn't have been online or tried to discuss preborn children during that time. The corny line I open this post with hails back to the Jesus Freak days of the 1970s, when people wore buttons and t-shirts saying that.  Of all the silly things we did, maybe that is the one thing that made any sense. Best wishes, and sorry I was such a bee----itch.

At 6:50pm on 8th mo. 26, 2012, Timothy Bruffy said…

Hello, Kevin!

Thank thee for accepting our invitation! Pray have a great day.

Timothy

At 11:47am on 4th mo. 29, 2010, Martin Kelley said…
Hi Kevin: great to see you here! Thanks for joining and condolences on that bus accident (just read your post), I'd be just as livid!
 
 
 

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