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In preparing for a Quakerism class on 'testimonies'  I rejoice that many are feeling as I, that we get away from understanding the core meaning of what it means 'live the testimonies' when we use sho…

In preparing for a Quakerism class on 'testimonies'  I rejoice that many are feeling as I, that we get away from understanding the core meaning of what it means 'live the testimonies' when we use shorthand.

I find that is actually true for many things, actually.  When we use shorthand, there is more of a tendency for people to get hooked incorrectly on the meaning we want to convey.

So I am really enjoying Pink Dandelion's 'An Introduction to Quakerism' ... well, for many…

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Added by Joan Gunn Broadfield on 1st mo. 18, 2014 at 10:46am — 2 Comments

How are we led to conversation?

This morning I read an NYT article about the need for community action to make real change in the environment, and the challenges at this time when the strategies that would help are blocked by the current negative climate in DC.  I read that individual action is valiant, but what will make a change is the community working together.

 

Early Friends knew this. Our testimonies get attention because of the shared sacrifice and shared support of that sacrifice.…

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Added by Joan Gunn Broadfield on 9th mo. 9, 2011 at 11:22am — 4 Comments

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