Spirituality and Politics

There has been discussion among Friends about the role of political and other worldly concerns in the life of the meeting, particularly about the extent to which such concerns should be brought into meeting for worship. The following are my thoughts on this matter. When national and world events become threatening, one has some choices in responding. One can throw oneself into activism without much reflection or spiritual grounding. The risk here is in becoming bitter, getting burned out, and losing one’s sense of why we’re doing all this. At the other extreme, one can retreat into the🔒

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Arden Buck is a member of Boulder (Colo.) Meeting.

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