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White Quakers and spiritual connections with the Kheprw Institute

This is the fourth in a series of articles related to White Quakers, such as myself, and new and perhaps more effective ways we can work for peace and justice. My goal is to convince White Friends (Quakers) that we … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter in a small Iowa town

When I retired from working in the Infant Pulmonary Function Lab at Riley Hospital for Children in 2017, I moved to Indianola, Iowa. (bottom center of map below). Indianola has a population of around 16,000 and is home to Simpson … Continue reading

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Institution-Building Critical To True Change

I am very glad to see the two articles discussed below. I’ve known the authors, Diop Adisa and his father, Imhotep, for seven or eight years. As Diop writes below, he, his father, mother, Miss Fair and Alvin Sangsuwangul have … Continue reading

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The Revolution will not be televised

On this day, April 4, 1968, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr, was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Yesterday I wrote about the speech Senator Robert F Kennedy gave to a predominately African American crowd in Indianapolis, announcing King’s death. Those days … Continue reading

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Believe in my prayers

This has been a week of uprising against failed political and economic systems. Against systemic racism. For years I have been led to spend time learning from black and native people who have become my dear friends. My spiritual life … Continue reading

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Nexus of the Kheprw Institute, Indigenous Peoples and Quakers

The realization that we have to move away from capitalism for environmental and social justice reasons, indeed for our very survival has given me new perspectives on the significance of several different communities I’ve been blessed to work with over … Continue reading

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King, Ali, the Kheprw Institute Taught Me

Yesterday I discussed some reflections as Martin Luther King Day approaches.  I can’t help but be saddened as I remember the moral integrity and leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr, Muhammad Ali, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and all … Continue reading

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Sorrow

I’m feeling a deep sadness this morning. And uncertain about what to do about it. This is one of the times I’m perhaps writing mainly for myself. I don’t believe we can make any progress on justice issues until we … Continue reading

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NNA, Race and Community Building

Shanise Williams I, Black Voters Matter Fund, received a standing ovation after her eloquent and passionate keynote presentation at the National Network Assembly (NNA). https://www.facebook.com/ShaniseThe1st From her bio, “Shanise Williams I is a published poet, entrepreneur, blacktivist, feminist, and founder … Continue reading

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Two Distant Strangers

Last night I watched the short film, Two Distant Strangers, that just won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. The story is a repeating loop about a black man’s (character name Carter James) encounters with a white … Continue reading

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