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Light and Gold: Stephen Dotson on the Spirit of the Occupy Movement

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What is the spiritual core of the Occupy movement?  Stephen Dotson, PYM Middle School coordinator extraordinaire and active participant in Occupy Philadelphia, shares his insights into the basic ethics of right relationship and human…

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Added by Friend Speaks My Mind on 12th mo. 23, 2011 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Early Friends and Radical Faith--an interview with Douglas Gwyn

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Doug Gwyn, author of several books on the theology of early Friends including Apocalypse of the Word, and Conversation with Christ, is currently writing and teaching at…

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Added by Friend Speaks My Mind on 12th mo. 12, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

FSMM on Northern Spirit Radio!

Way back, during the beginning stages of Friend Speaks My Mind, I got in touch with Mark Helpsmeet, the host of Northern Spirit Radio in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  As far as I know, Mark is the only liberal Friend in the United States to host a radio program under the care of a meeting.  The intent of Northern Spirit Radio is to "provide religious and spiritual radio…

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Added by Friend Speaks My Mind on 12th mo. 11, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

My Night at Occupy

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On November 29th, I spent the night at the Interfaith tent at Occupy Philly.  What I've produced is highly personal, honest and unique.  This is my impression of Occupy Philly based on…

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Added by Friend Speaks My Mind on 11th mo. 6, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Michael Gagne

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I had such a lovely and inspiring interview with Michael Gagne for my piece on Quakers and Occupy (which you can listen to…

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Added by Friend Speaks My Mind on 10th mo. 30, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Occupy Your Spirit: Quakers and Occupy Philadelphia

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With Occupy movements sweeping the country and rocking the city of Philadelphia to its core, I set out to investigate how Quakers are getting involved with this national call for social change.…

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Added by Friend Speaks My Mind on 10th mo. 23, 2011 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

Emily's at Camp

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I talk with two Emily's about how their summers at Quaker camps shaped the people they are today.  The first Emily attended Camp Dark Waters with me, and shares how the experience showed it her what it meant to be valued; the second featured Emily (Emily Higgs) speaks of how her years at Camp Catoctin in Maryland influenced her religious…

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Added by Friend Speaks My Mind on 10th mo. 4, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Where the Wild Things Are: A Night at Camp Dark Waters

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Summer may be over, but memories of those warm halcyon days linger on...

As part of my quest to learn what, exactly,…

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Added by Friend Speaks My Mind on 9th mo. 30, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Clothe Yourself: An Interview with Jon Watts and Maggie Harrison

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An interview with Jon Watts and Maggie Harrison about their new project, "Clothe Yourself in Righteousness."  Listen in to find out how Jon and Maggie met, how the…

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Added by Friend Speaks My Mind on 9th mo. 22, 2011 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

The Quakers are Coming: FGC Gathering, 2011

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Listen to the sounds and voices of this year's FGC Gathering on the Grinnell College campus in Grinnell, Iowa.  I speak with dance photographer, Arthur Fink, about the spirituality of photography and Demi…

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Added by Friend Speaks My Mind on 8th mo. 4, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

William Penn Lecture, 2011: George Lakey

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A bit of a different structure for this episode of Friend Speaks My Mind;  twenty five minutes dedicated to investigating the issues of Quakers and social class raised in…

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Added by Friend Speaks My Mind on 6th mo. 29, 2011 at 10:30pm — 7 Comments

The Fruits of Aging

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On this episode of Friend Speaks My Mind, Quakers and Aging, I explore the question, what is the experience of being an older friend, both physically and spiritually?  I begin by heading to Kendal for a tour of the retirement community, led by Peggy…

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Added by Friend Speaks My Mind on 6th mo. 29, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Our History, Ourselves

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On this episode of Friend Speaks My Mind, a look back to the history of Friends through the exploration of some untapped Quaker History resources.  First, Don Davis gives me a tour of the archives at the American Friends Service committee; then an…
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Added by Friend Speaks My Mind on 6th mo. 29, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Spirit in the Digital Age

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On this episode of Friend Speaks My Mind, I explore Quaker's relationship with technology, from cell phones to Facebook.  I start…

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Added by Friend Speaks My Mind on 6th mo. 29, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Growing Up Quaker

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On this episode of Friend Speaks My Mind, a peek into the experience of…

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Added by Friend Speaks My Mind on 6th mo. 29, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Friend Speaks My Mind: A Quaker Audio Experiment

Friend Speaks My Mind is a new audio project, "exploring the soul of Quakerism."  Through interviews, documentaries, music and other sounds, FSMM seeks to capture the authentic voices and true stories of Friends as they experience Quakerism today.  The time was ripe to try something different, to explore alternative means of story-telling and creative expression about Quaker faith.   …



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Added by Friend Speaks My Mind on 6th mo. 29, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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