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Ferguson and Militarized Police

Today is the anniversary of the killing of unarmed 18 year old Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014. Sadly this was far from the first killing of unarmed people, especially people of color, by … Continue reading

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Ferguson and Faith

Ferguson and Faith is the title of a presentation scheduled at an Episcopal church here next week by the author of the book with the same title, Leah Gunning Francis, who is on the faculty of Eden Theological Seminary in St. … Continue reading

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Making New Worlds

This week the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) has been offering a series of online events related to “Making New Worlds – Pursuing Peace with Justice.” What does it mean to dismantle systems to create justice? What is the Quaker … Continue reading

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AFSC Quaker Social Change Ministry

This is the fifth in a series of articles I’m writing that has several goals. One is to tell stories of my experiences with spirit led social justice work. Quakers believe we should speak from our own experiences. The ultimate … Continue reading

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Quakers and the Future of Racial Healing

I often write about trying to listen for and be guided by the Spirit. Quaker Sterling Duns puts it this way below. “Things just started to open up because I really started listening and being guided by this inner truth.” … Continue reading

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Peace in a culture of violence?

For years Quakers have had Peace and Social Concerns Committees. I’ve been praying and thinking about what that work should entail these days. This country’s culture of violence has taken dramatically new forms that we haven’t adapted our work to … Continue reading

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Des Moines Mutual Aid and Resisting the Police State

My friend Ronnie James shared some more of his ideas and excellent writing last night. I had not been following the actions on the streets of Des Moines closely, but will now. He generously gave me permission to share remarks … Continue reading

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Quakers and the Future of Racial Healing

I often write about trying to listen for and be guided by the Spirit. Quaker Sterling Duns puts it this way below. “Things just started to open up because I really started listening and being guided by this inner truth.“ … Continue reading

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State Violence

When I think of recent state violence I think of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson. I remember how shocked I was to see military equipment in the streets and pictures of police who looked like soldiers. And the … Continue reading

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More Wet’suwet’en solidarity 1.31.2020

Below are some more marches and rallies held in support of the Wet’suwet’en peoples. The latest news is the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and the province have agreed to a week of talks about the Coastal GasLink pipeline to try to … Continue reading

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