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Conflict and Friends

QuakerQuaker This Week, 6th Month 10, 2012

A Friend asks if we're risk averse, the AFSC urges us not to simply protect the status quo, Kenyan Friends respond to war, and a pacifist challenges a self-identified Friend with the highest soapbox in American media.



QQ Editor Picks, 6/10/2012…

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Every Day is Like Saturday

QuakerQuaker This Week, Fourth Month 15 2012

Some post-Easter reflections on the Quaker Blogosphere. Patricia Barber writes of a Land of Saturdays, where  we've embraced the life and death of Christ, but haven't yet experienced the joy and certainty of the Resurrection.…

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Getting Messy with the Business of the Gospel

QuakerQuaker this Week, 4/9/2012

In the Quaker blogs, Alice M Yaxley asks "What Does the Gospel Look Like?" and writes "The problem's too complex for us to solve with our own minds, but sinking down into the Holy Spirit's well of deep peace and compassion, I believe we are each being led into the action that is required uniquely of us." Her post began as a response…

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Wrongness, Toleration and Community

QuakerQuaker This Week, 4/1/2012

On the Quaker blogs this week, there's a must-read post from Johan Maurer on the dangers of religious zealotry in the political realm, Being Wrong is Not the Same as Being Evil. For meetings trying to navigate the balance between group identity Stephen Davison has useful reflections in …

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Five Snippets and Split Ends

QuakerQuaker This Week, 3/25/2012

In Five Snippets, Doug Bennett looks at the places where the Bible talk about homosexuality as a sin with the premise"And so it matters how we read the Bible." Stephen Angell maps the…

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Unexpected Ministry

QuakerQuaker This Week, 3/18/2012

One of our favorite posts from the Quaker web this week is Jeffrey Hipp's Why I became a Quaker--or why, as a college student, I came back after my first time. (turns out someone reached out to the new visitor and helped him get involved in the meeting). There…

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Have the Quakers Had Their Day?

QuakerQuaker This Week, 3/13/2012

Lots of great stuff on the Quaker blogosphere this week. We're hearing a lot about Robert Griswold's "A Condition Beyond Membership" and a provocative BBC News piece that asks "…

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Stop Pushing Your Beliefs!

 QuakerQuaker This Week, 3/4/2012

The most talked-about Quaker blog post this week is Mark Wutka's "Quit pushing your belief system on me!" He writes "You…

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Naked Leadership?

 QuakerQuaker This Week, 2/26/12

On the blogs, Robin Mohr wrote about Friends leadership and vision and the "Nakedness/You're Not a Quaker" responses continue with two more follow-up's among this week's Editor Picks. Elsewhere,…

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Are You or Aren't You a Real Quaker?

QuakerQuaker This Week, 2/16/2012

The most interesting conversations this week have been generated by Maggie Harrison's controversial broadside “…

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$50 Outreach

By Martin Kelley

 A few weeks ago I decided to spend my lunch hour wandering Philadelphia. It was a beautiful day and I headed east, toward the Old City neighborhood. I looped around Race Street and started west when I came to the compound of the Old First Reformed UCC Church.

It has an inviting courtyard surrounded by a low brick wall and cast…

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New features on QuakerQuaker, please help keep them coming!

Hi everyone,

It's been a busy summer here on QuakerQuaker despite my new job at that some other Quaker magazine. Here's some of the innovation we have these past few months:

  • Podcasts: in the Spring we were approached by a couple of podcasters who wanted to host their shows on QuakerQuaker. It took a lot of under-the-hood plumbing, but were happy to have…
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QuakerQuaker This Week: How Do We Care?

New Discussion Carnival: How Do We Care?

It's a new month, so time for a new "Discussion Carnival."  Last week, Eileen Flanagan asked the QuakerQuaker Forum, What does "under the care of the meeting" mean to you? It's a good question. I…

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Testing a Podcast

This is a test Podcast for QuakerQuaker!

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QuakerQuaker This Week: The DIY Disconnect, Podcasts and Likability



DIY Discussion Carnival

Discussion Carnival

We're coming up on our last full week of this month's Discussion Carnival on "The New Do-It-Yourself Organizing." There has been some good featured blog posts but not a lot of discussion here on the QuakerQuaker forum. So let's stop beating around the bush and ask the hard question:…

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QuakerQuaker This Week: DIY Tech, Quaker Buses and Punk Economics

For the last few weeks we've been experimenting with sending automatic weekly updates via Mailchimp. I haven't found it as useful or personal as I'd like, so I'm switching back to manual postings.

 

Discussion Carnival

Discussion Carnival This month's Discussion Carnival theme is The New DIY Organizing. "DIY" is slang for do-it-yourself and we've been…

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This Week on QuakerQuaker

This week on QuakerQuaker

Micah Bales: Being Publishers of Truth

Is the good news that Jesus can be personally known, loved and obeyed unique to British colonial cultures? God forbid! Our faith as Friends is rooted in the belief…

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QuakerQuaker Picks, 1/14/2011

EDITOR PICKS

For the week ending 1/14/2011.

This week has seen lots of talk about civil discourse and violence in our society. What do Friends have to say to the kind of tragedy we saw in Arizona? 

  • David Johns: Angry public conversation and learning to bless http://bit.ly/eYo5wR

    "The aggressiveness of societal discourse speaks a curse—so much easier to utter in…
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QuakerQuaker Wrapup, 11/26

Our Friday Wrap-up, week ending 11/26/10


QUAKER PRACTICE
Cat Chapin-Bishop: Spiritual Authority http://bit.ly/i94TZ6
Ashley W.: Care Committee Report http://bit.ly/hac1mc
Quaker Musings Susanne - Foot Washing? http://bit.ly/fmD35D
Quiet Way Ember: 'Remember Me'.…
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Happy Birthday to Us!

(From Martin, QuakerQuaker's publisher)


Hard to believe, but the QuakerQuaker community is turning five years old in a week! The project evolved gradually over time but December 6th will be the fifth anniversary of the registration of the QuakerQuaker.org domain, which makes it as good a birthday as any other marker.…


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