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Climate activism and the fossil fuel industry’s financial crisis

For the past seven years climate activists have used every technique we could think of to stop fossil fuel mining and infrastructure construction. We got another one. On Monday evening, Bank of America said that it will no longer finance … Continue reading

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When Principles Clash with Activism

I’m pretty sure anyone who knows me or has read these blog posts knows about 40 years ago I was led to live without owning a personal automobile. A farm boy, I was shocked by the smog that enshrouded Indianapolis … Continue reading

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Youth activism and homelessness

Recently my sister Lisa encouraged me to share more of my photos. I’ve enjoyed doing so and hearing people’s comments. Once in a while I’ll think about all the time and effort I put into photography, and how that will … Continue reading

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Activism, inconvenience and where do we go from here?

I’ve been thinking a lot about what is going on in Canada related to the “war” between the Wet’suwet’in peoples and we supporters of them, versus, I guess you’d say, the status quo. I imagine many people in Canada share … Continue reading

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Activism

   Activism consists of efforts to promote, impede, or direct social, political, economic, or environmental reform or stasis with the desire to make improvements in society. Forms of activism range from writing letters to newspapers or to politicians, political campaigning, … Continue reading

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Mysticism and Activism

We have been having some interesting discussions in the Facebook group, Quakers Welcome Spiritual Seekers. I was glad to be reminded by my Bear Creek Friend, Liz Oppenheimer, about some things I had previously written related to the spiritual basis … Continue reading

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Bear Creek Friends Meeting and #StopETP

Earlier this week I awoke with a vision, which was to use the musical activism of Nahko and Medicine for the People to stimulate discussions related to the water protector’s nonviolent efforts at Standing Rock, opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline, … Continue reading

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Into the Public Square

I’ve been writing about the new Poor People’s Campaign. It is discouraging that more people haven’t been attending these public events, at least here in Des Moines. A couple of years ago I wrote a series of articles about getting into … Continue reading

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Inactive Activist

This past week has me questioning what I should be doing. I guess I’ve been feeling I was on the right path for me for some time, and it’s disconcerting to not be so sure now. I know times of … Continue reading

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Sacred Activism

Sacred Activism is the subtitle of the book The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible, by Charles Eisenstein, which I have been reading.  This is going to be the subject of the next book discussion at the Kheprw … Continue reading

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