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Love My Enemies? Surely You Jest

Practicing warm鈥恏eartedness with those on the other side of political divides.

Bob Anderson lives in Newtown, Pa.

Posted in: Gambling, Viewpoint
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The MK <i>St. Louis</i> surrounded by smaller vessels in the port of Havana, via Wikimedia.

Pacifism Revisited

By avoiding pacifism in the twentieth century, we skirted opportunities to unlearn racism.

Katherine HawkerSelf lives in聽St. Louis, Mo.

Posted in: Humor in Religion, Viewpoint
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Occasions for Plain Dress

Are there times we might let our clothes speak?

Gracia Fay Ellwood lives in Ojai, Calif.

Posted in: Outside the Meetinghouse, Viewpoint
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Viewpoint: Jesus, Forgiveness, and Nonviolence

Nonviolence does not mean that we do not resist evil.

Marsha D. Holliday lives in聽Washington, D.C.

Posted in: February 2019, Viewpoint
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Emma Membreno-Sorto sharing a statement at the March 14 press conference held at Albuquerque Meeting. Image from YouTube.

Provide Sanctuary

It is time for people of conscience to embrace the brothers and sisters among us.

Michael Resman lives in聽Rochester, Minn.

Posted in: Quakers and Christianity, Viewpoint
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Spirit?

Spirit seems to have assumed a major office among Friends.

Ann Birch is聽a member of El Paso (Texas) Meeting; she is an academic reference librarian, grandmother, and actor in local theater.

Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Viewpoint
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Viewpoint: Influencing People Who Shape Public Policy

Tips to make sure one鈥檚 advocacy actually influences policymakers.

Barbara Hildt is a member of Amesbury (Mass.) Meeting who was elected five times to serve from 1983-1993 as Massachusetts state representative for First Essex District.

Posted in: February 2018, Viewpoint
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Mississippi River near Fridley, Minn. (c) Gabriel Vanslette/Wikimedia

Life Saving Quaker Practice

It took a diagnosis of cancer for a Friend to take on daily worship.

Michael Bischoff lives in Minneapolis, Minn.

Posted in: Quaker Lifestyles, Viewpoint
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Viewpoint: Borderland

The edges of the sensed world.

John Pitts Corry lives in聽Albuquerque, N.M.

Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, Viewpoint
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Terrorism and Not Being Afraid

Letting go of our fears and finding genuine peace.

Robert Griswold lives in聽Denver, Colo.

Posted in: Quaker Libraries, Viewpoint
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