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New Blog Post: "Time for the NRA to Step Up"

New blog post: "Time for the NRA to Step Up"

http://wp.me/p1OXtI-40

Added by Bruce R. Arnold on 6th mo. 26, 2016 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Quaker Testimonies, Quaker Unity

In distinction to many other expressions of Christianity, and many other religions as well, Quakerism is non-creedal; that is, we don't have a particular set of belief-statements that one must accept in order to be a Quaker. This is confusing for some newcomers, liberating for others. But even for the latter group, the time comes when you begin to wonder: is there any more spiritual substance to Quakerism than 'practise…

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Added by Robert Kirchner on 6th mo. 25, 2016 at 1:57pm — No Comments

THE INVISIBLES

http://threesimplequestions.blogspot.com/2016/06/the-invisibles_57.html

EROS, THE FORCE OF LIFE, IS AN INVISIBLE. SO IS THANATOS, THE DEATH IMPULSE.

Lt. Col. Dave Grossman built his  career on attempting to help soldiers, and citizens, to heal after mass shootings or war, and attempt to resume a “normal” life. And, a “normal” life is a life devoted to “Eros” – to life. Life devoted to life and…

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Added by Jean Yeager on 6th mo. 24, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Media Campaigns

US citizens are looking to Washington, DC for "gun control" apparently forgetting this is the world's hub for arms dealing and war planning

"Gun control" is not the name of that city's main business.

[ Moving the US capital around, rotating its location, more like the Olympics, might be a way to hold the nation together, but these days it's looking …

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Added by Kirby Urner on 6th mo. 22, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments

North American Liberation Theology: A Slight Course Correction

Felt I needed to make a change to the Liberation Theology series: https://lettersfromthestreet.wordpress.com/2016/06/11/gringo-liberation-theology-a-course-correction/

Added by Bruce R. Arnold on 6th mo. 11, 2016 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Bent A Book Review

“The Tragedy of Dissemination in Bent”

By Robben Wainer

            “Bent”, is a play by Martin Sherman. “Martin Sherman,“Bent” 1979, Amber Lane Press Ltd. London, England.”…is a play about the underworld, betrayal, torture, homosexuality, and survival. The play takes place in Nazi Germany, as it was understood that gay men who were caught, went to prison, to wear a pink triangle that signified they were amongst the lowest of the low…

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Added by Robben Wainer on 6th mo. 7, 2016 at 8:16pm — 2 Comments

Activating Action

A few days ago I woke up thinking about the word activist. What are they activating? Conscience, sympathy, compassion? Or how about outrage, anger, disgust? Activating action?

The other names that we use for this activity to promote change (or not) are interesting as well. Protester came to my mind first. Somewhat of a clunker because sometimes a…

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Added by Roger Vincent Jasaitis on 6th mo. 7, 2016 at 10:52am — No Comments

A Quaker Dress Code

Note that I use the indefinite article on purpose, "A" and not "The".  The dress code Friends expect and even enforce on occasion (no shirt, new shoes, no service), at least in a Business context, is in no way universal and is of course reflective of ambient dress codes, role models in the surrounding culture.

For example, driving while naked is not permitted in Portland except on designated days and routes on a bicycle.  Some don't bother with permission but that's…

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Added by Kirby Urner on 6th mo. 5, 2016 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

An Abolitionist President

Although US president Barack Obama is not a direct descendant of the Anglo-American slave trade, his abolitionist stance versus nuclear weapons is consistent with abolitionist values championed by a few Quakers in Underground Railroad times. 

You may be thinking "a few Quakers" is an understatement given Friends had disowned all slave-owning by around the early 1800s, pre Civil War.  Good point, however the US Government took the position that slavery was legal at the time, and indeed…

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Added by Kirby Urner on 5th mo. 27, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

When has the Light urged you to speak out or stand up for something?

Chapter 25 of Minding the Light: Our Collective Journal is now available online and attached as a PDF file, below. For this chapter, we invited Friends to respond to the query, "When has the Light urged you to speak out or stand up for something?"  In response, we received six stories, one from a 9-year old Friend.

What stories rise for you as you sit this query? We invite you to read these stories and consider sharing your response on QuakerQuaker, either as a…

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Added by Sally Gillette on 5th mo. 26, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

I would seem to be returning to blogging...

I have been actively absent from the blogosphere for some time now. Back in the ancient of days I had a quite sustained blog presence. I have from time to time returned to blogging but each time I have faltered and left again.

I think a big part of this is my awareness of how very public the space is with a very narrow audience. Blogs take a while to take off and most do not cultivate a massive following. Meanwhile what you say and do here is publicly accessible. My attempts to do a…

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Added by David McKay on 5th mo. 21, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Religion, In a Nutshell, by Winston Davis - Excerpts from a new QUF article

Friends,

Quaker Universalist Fellowship has just posted Winston Davis’ extended article, “Religion, In a Nutshell,” on its Publications page.

The following blog post offers some excerpts from the new work and invites Friends to…

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Added by Mike Shell on 5th mo. 16, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Should Meetings Accept Bitcoin and/or Other Crypto Currencies?

I'm asking an open-ended query, accepting in advance that some Friends may have made up their minds on this question (see title), whereas many more will have never posed such a query to themselves. 



We might as well give it some time to season, invite feedback. 



As Clerk of IT Committee for NPYM, it's a part of my designated role to invite open forum on such questions, debate if you will, worship-sharing, worship-discussion.



For more context: …

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Added by Kirby Urner on 5th mo. 14, 2016 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

Living and sustaining in the Source itself.

The circumstances of my life at this moment is that I spend a much time in the natural world and with many people. In these meetings and greetings with individuals and the various forms in the natural world, there is an ever-present and abiding grace. There was a time when the visible things of the natural world…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 5th mo. 7, 2016 at 12:50pm — 3 Comments

New Post in the North American Liberation series

http://wp.me/p1OXtI-3P

As always, please post comments on the blog instead of here, so all the readers will benefit from your remarks.

Added by Bruce R. Arnold on 4th mo. 30, 2016 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Outreach

Added by Ed Lesnick on 4th mo. 30, 2016 at 11:54am — No Comments

Being Good Is Not Enough

My partner’s mother hails from conservative small town Texas. Now pushing seventy, I’ve heard her tell the same story on numerous occasions. It must have left quite a lasting impression, as I hear it every time I’m visiting family during the holidays. The latest retelling is…

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Added by Kevin Camp on 4th mo. 25, 2016 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Convergent Model of Renewal

I have been reading an e-book called "Convergent Model of Renewal".

As I understand it thus far, the future of Quakerism is a kind of hybrid of Episcopalian, liberation theologian and furry cosplayer.

Mind you, this is probably the most hopeful suggestion I have heard in years...

Added by David McKay on 4th mo. 24, 2016 at 9:28pm — 2 Comments

A meditation toward imminent awareness (the Holy Spirit or the inshining Light).

There are many of us who are witnessing (living in) an existence wherein our conscious, conscience, meaning, purpose, and identity is established in imminent awareness itself in itself without regard to outward ideas, institutions, scriptures, persons, in political, religious, or economic contexts.  To testify to this way of existence is not in itself an act of judgementalism against an existence anchored in outward forms. It is merely sharing another way of existence.

Here is a…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 4th mo. 23, 2016 at 11:42am — 11 Comments

THE QUAKER ACTIVIST -- Reducing the Gap between Rich and Poor

                    Announcing the opening of a new blog sponsored                    by the Santa Monica Religious Society of Friends

Last Sunday, March 3, SMFM’s new blog on inequality was unveiled at the Adult Education meeting, following Fellowship. The clerk of the subcommittee of Peace and Social Action formed to study Inequality, Tim Vreeland, made the presentation to a small but appreciative audience using the house television…

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Added by Thomas Reed (Tim) Vreeland on 4th mo. 22, 2016 at 8:34pm — No Comments

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