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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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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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Kheprw Institute Community Discussions

I’ve written a lot about the Kheprw Institute (KI).  This community devoted to mentoring Black youth has been a great source for me, and North Meadow Friends, to learn more about environmental and other social justice issues, and how to … Continue reading

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Supporting KI (Kheprw Institute)

Those of you who follow this blog know that the Kheprw Institute (KI), a Black youth mentoring and environmental, community building organization here in Indianapolis, has been a focus of my social activism. This is Giving Tuesday, and an opportunity … Continue reading

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For Calling the Spirit Back from Wandering the Earth in Its Human Feet

We are living in difficult times. Some of the more recent have been especially brutalizing: the shooting death of a child, Palestine reduced to rubble, public violence from hate of others-Asian, black, Indigenous, Jewish peoples, out of control police violence, … Continue reading

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How can I help?

I recently saw an interview on NBC with a young, white man. This was in Minneapolis on the day the Derek Chauvin verdict was announced, April 20, 2021. The young man said something like ‘I Googled: how can a white … 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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Spiritual Warriors

There are so many powerful, destructive forces at work today. We don’t know the exact timing and sequence of events. But we know they are coming, some already here. Life as we know it is being thrown into chaos. Existential … Continue reading

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Languish

This morning I was led to hear a discussion about languishing, prompted by the New York Times article, There’s a Name for the Blah You’re Feeling: It’s Called LanguishingThe neglected middle child of mental health can dull your motivation and … Continue reading

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