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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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