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Forum November 2014

Reactions to our Friends of Color issue The sad thing is a certain Quaker well-intentioned blindness. It is one thing to want to bring heaven to earth at the present moment (“the Second Coming is now” of early Friends); it is another to think we have got there. We constantly assume that we have a gift for the world—“the world needs us”—without realizing that we are part of that world. We also share its prejudices, inconsistencies, and self-righteousness. We try to be nice to each other without recognizing the hurts we cause each other. Perhaps we need more🔒

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