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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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The most shameful and tragic problem is silence

Since our trip to Minneapolis last Saturday as water protectors, I’ve been thinking about activism, yet again.  Wondering, again, why so few people come out to the streets with us, though it was heartening to find that around 500 or … Continue reading

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Public Square 6

The question that has been put to me recently relates to how we decide which public events to support. Quakers believe that the spirit of God is present in all of us, and guides our way each day.  And it … Continue reading

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Public Square 4 – Signs

Continuing the discussion of getting out into the public square, using signs is a common way to try to convey your message. The Quaker organization, Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) has had a War is Not the Answer campaign … Continue reading

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Public Square 3

In this September’s issue of Friends Journal, Rev William Barber writes “Quakers, it’s time to get back into the public square. If you believe that there’s life above the snake line, it’s time to get back in the public square.”   … Continue reading

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Public Square 2

Yesterday I wrote in response to Rev William Barber’s admonition in his article in Friends Journal,  “Quakers, it’s time to get back into the public square. If you believe that there’s life above the snake line, it’s time to get back … Continue reading

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Public Square 5 – Vigils and Demonstrations

After recently writing about being in the public square, and signs used in public, I realized the next step should probably relate to how those signs are used, which are usually either displayed in windows or yards, or during vigils … Continue reading

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It’s time to get back into the public square

“Quakers, it’s time to get back into the public square. If you believe that there’s life above the snake line, it’s time to get back in the public square.”  Rev. William Barber, The Third Reconstruction, Friends Journal, September 1, 2016. … Continue reading

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Personal experiences regarding racism and privilege

Yesterday’s post was related to a weekend gathering of Friends (Quakers) to consider the question “how is white supremacy keeping us from hearing God’s voice?” It was pointed out that what I wrote about that came through as judgmental, and … Continue reading

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When one hurts, all hurt

This morning we learn of yet another mass shooting in our country. That hurt, hurts us all. Don’t you feel the pain? If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with … Continue reading

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