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Civic Responsibility

The queries we will be considering this month at Bear Creek meeting are about civic responsibility. CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY   ADVICE Because Friends believe there is that of God in all people, we strive for a world of freedom, justice and equality … Continue reading

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Civic Responsibility revised

As I’ve been writing recently, we will be discussing the queries about civic responsibility at Bear Creek meeting this month.  I was also trying to come up with a new version of the queries.  But I think my first attempt … Continue reading

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New Civic Responsibility Queries

While sharing my responses about our Quaker queries regarding civic responsibility, an Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative) Friend explained reasons he felt our queries should be revised.  I asked him to provide an example and he said he is working on … Continue reading

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Civic Responsibility 3 – Environment

Continuing to think about the Quaker queries we are considering regarding civic responsibility (Civic Responsibility and Civic Responsibility 2), I earlier wrote about peace vigils and marches.  The primary query I am referring to is: How do we share our … Continue reading

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Civic Responsibility – Social Justice Videos

Continuing with the queries regarding civic responsibility, the advice mentions the importance of staying informed on social issues.  I’ve been writing about the query “How do we share our convictions with others?”  Key to sharing our convictions is informing others … Continue reading

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Civic Responsibility – Dakota Access Pipeline

Continuing with the queries I’ve been discussing recently about civic responsibility, following are my experiences related to water protectors and the Dakota Access Pipeline resistance in Indianapolis. The introduction to these queries includes:  “Speaking out on a personal level in … Continue reading

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Civic Responsibility 2 – Public Vigils

One of the reasons I love the Quaker use of queries is how they stimulate me/us to reflect on our lives, beliefs, and encourage us to do more.  Yesterday’s post was about the queries related to civic responsibility.  One of … Continue reading

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CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY

I’ve written before about the Quaker practice of considering queries.  This month’s query is about civic responsibility.  My response follows that.   Because Friends believe there is that of God in all people, we strive for a world of freedom, … Continue reading

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Queries and Action

Continuing to think about Quaker queries, I’ve been stimulated to think more about how we use them.  During a recent discussion I said, “isn’t the purpose of queries to lead us to action?”  Then I realized we might not all … Continue reading

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What do we do today?

I’ve been thinking and writing about Quaker queries for some time now.  I’ve written about ways we use them, and how I as an individual use them as an important part of my spiritual practice.  I am grateful some have … Continue reading

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