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Calls to witness, calls to charity
As I write this, I can’t help but note the many powerful world events unfolding in 2011. We have seen…
On Not Becoming Complacent
Like many—if not most—emerging religious movements, Quakerism arose in 17th-century England in a posture of challenging the established authority. This…
The Immorality of Patriotism
Our country is the world, our countrymen are all mankind. We love the land of our nativity only as we…
A Quaker Reconsiders the Draft
When the Universal Military Training and Service Act expired in June 1973, I was overjoyed, like most Friends in the…
The Meaning of Universalism
I remember when I became a Quaker. I was a teenager, and a Quaker couple, Mary Lee and Lee Comer,…
The Devine Center and Communal Nurture
“You will say, Christ saith this, and the apostles saith this, but what canst thou say? Art thou a child…
On The Value Of Conflict
Unresolved conflict can leave a relationship so broken that people are unable to find a way back to one other.
When Quakers Disagree
Guess what? Quakers have disagreements among themselves and in their monthly meetings for business. Nothing unusual about that— we’re human,…
Should Quakers Support Climate Engineering?
Ethical Decision-Making in Risk Environments The rise of complex technologies has thrown ethical decision making for a loop. The risk…
The 2009 Quaker Women’s Conference: Radical Woman – Abiding Love!
In order to hear another’s perspective, one must be an open channel: to the other person’s needs, expressions, to your…
Nonviolence and Forgiveness in San Quentin Prison
Was he thinking that Jesus spoke of love? Did he remember that the language of love is nonviolence? Maybe he…
Are We Christian?
In his book Why Friends are Friends, Jack Willcuts claims that the first thing to say about us Quakers is…
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