Doug Bennett's Blog – 9th mo. 2012 Archive (2)

Releasing Raccoons to the Wild: An Update on the Schism in Indiana

           “Set off” is the phrase used in the recently released proposal to carry through a schism in Indiana Yearly Meeting.  “IYM (the organization) will remain intact and those meetings choosing option B will continue to be part of this body.” … Meetings choosing option A “will be set off from IYM into a newly created ‘yearly meeting’ or equivalent association.”  So reads the proposal.  (You can read the proposal…

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Added by Doug Bennett on 9th mo. 13, 2012 at 12:30pm — 34 Comments

Beside the Volcano in Indiana: What I’m Learning About Schisms Among Friends

Ever since I became a Quaker in my mid-30s I’ve been aware of past schisms among Friends and wondered about how they came about.  Those were idle musings so long as the schisms (Hicksite/Orthodox, Gurneyite/Wilburite, etc.) were matters of the distant past, but now as a member of Indiana Yearly Meeting I’m experiencing a potential schism in the making.  It’s a little like seeing a volcano erupt having only ever seen extinct…

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Added by Doug Bennett on 9th mo. 7, 2012 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

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