2nd mo. 2018 Blog Posts (7)

Religious Studies



I've long been aware of this branch in Jewish Orthodoxy and have wondered if the free-from-nations movement (FFNM) would be regarded as offensive to them. Paradox: FFNM encourages each self-respecting nation to fulfill plans for world domination virtually meaning: assume you've won, the world is your…

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Added by Kirby Urner on 2nd mo. 25, 2018 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

The rule, government and authority of immanent Presence fractures the rule, government, and authority of algorithmically established engagement..

The rule, government and authority of immanent Presence fractures the rule, government, and authority of algorithmically established engagement.



In a recent post on Twitter Julian Assange wrote of the process of algorithmically preying on the people’s existing biases to increases engagement.



An algorithm is defined broadly as a step by step procedure or function for solving a problem or accomplishing an some end within a finite number…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 2nd mo. 21, 2018 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Thoughts upon my Return from Africa

I had never danced in church before. I knew, of course, that some Friends dance in worship.  I had participated in worship at the Friends World Committee for Consultation Plenary in Peru in 2016, during which some African Friends danced, but I didn’t feel comfortable joining them. I had arrived in Kigali very early on that Sunday morning and settled into my room at about two a.m. Exhausted from the journey, I had not planned on attending worship that day. However, as the sun rose higher in…

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Added by Anne Hutchinson on 2nd mo. 19, 2018 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

In pursuit of peace through conflict ... there is another way.

A recent post on quakerquaker (http://www.quakerquaker.org/profiles/blogs/sa-ed-atshan-on-the-quaker-practice-of-embracing-conflict?xg_source=activity) shares a summary of an interview published in Friends Journal. In that interview these words are published.



In peace and conflict studies, we teach our students to…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 2nd mo. 12, 2018 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Sa’ed Atshan: On the Quaker practice of embracing conflict

Excerpts from the Friends Journal interview

Republished from the blog of Quaker Universalist Fellowship @…

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Added by Mike Shell on 2nd mo. 11, 2018 at 7:00am — 15 Comments

Peace is the prerogative of Immanent Presence working in the conscience.

Through the inshining witness of immanent Presence (God) upon the conscience it is discovered that the very act of engaging in and identifying with the outward political contrivance of peace, in itself, creates and nurtures the occasion for war. In the Power, peace is an experience that is come and that is coming in the conscience and consciousness. Immanent Presence itself in itself, living in the conscience, and the activity of living in the power in all things and circumstances in daily…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 2nd mo. 7, 2018 at 1:09pm — 5 Comments

A Review of Derek's Guiton's Book: A Man that Looks on Glass: Standing up for God

I have recently posted a review of Derek Guiton's book: "A Man that Looks on Glass: Standing up for God" on the New Foundation Fellowship web site

Derek's book charts the rise of non-theism in Britain Yearly Meeting, and predicts the possible terminal decline of it. His book will probably be the death knoll of British Quakerism.



Please feel free to respond to my review here on Quaker Quaker:…

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Added by Allistair Lomax on 2nd mo. 5, 2018 at 4:00pm — 7 Comments

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