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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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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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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

   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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Corporate Mysticism / Activism

As I wrote yesterday, this Sunday I will be leading a discussion related to the intersection of mysticism and activism. The definition of mysticism is: 1 : the experience of mystical union or direct communication with God 2 : the … Continue reading

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Intersection of Mysticism and Activism

This Sunday I will be leading a discussion related to the intersection of mysticism and activism at North Meadow Circle of Friends.  As I said during meeting for worship last week, I appreciate these opportunities to spend time focusing on … 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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Video from Magical Day of Activism

Yesterday I showed photos of the many people who have been involved in social and environmental justice efforts here in Indianapolis, gathered together to support the Standing Rock water protectors and raising awareness about the dangers of the Dakota Access … Continue reading

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