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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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Out of the Meetinghouse

Yesterday I wrote about Peace in a Culture of Violence, which began ‘this country’s culture of violence has taken dramatically new forms that we haven’t adapted our work to address. ‘ And ended with ‘in light of all this, what … Continue reading

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A Quaker and Native Peoples: Part 2

[Note: I don’t think I’ve sufficiently explained the reasons I’m led to share these stories with you. As Richard Wagamese wrote, “we change the world one story at a time.” I don’t know what change might come from these stories. … Continue reading

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Institution-Building Critical To True Change

I am very glad to see the two articles discussed below. I’ve known the authors, Diop Adisa and his father, Imhotep, for seven or eight years. As Diop writes below, he, his father, mother, Miss Fair and Alvin Sangsuwangul have … Continue reading

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What does solidarity look like?

Yesterday I was blessed to attend a ZOOM meeting which was the first of what will be a series of such meetings, to be held every second Thursday. These meetings, led by Native people, are titled SHIFT the Narrative, which … Continue reading

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Effective Model for Social Change

Last night I was honored to be able to share some of my experiences in building relationships with Native peoples with the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). You can see my slide presentation here: https://kislingjeff.wordpress.com/2019/11/02/native-and-non-native-peoples/ In the … Continue reading

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Accompaniment

Recently I’ve been struggling with ideas of how to bridge the deepening political divide in the United States. The recent rally when the president was in North Carolina was very disturbing, where an all white audience chanted “send her back”. … Continue reading

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Some Challenges of Working for Justice

Each human is a complex, contradictory story. Some stories within us have been unfolding for years, others are trembling with fresh life as they peek above the horizon. Each is a zigzag of emotional design and ancestral architecture. All the … Continue reading

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Quakers and conflict within the meeting

One of the hallmarks of Quakers (Friends) has been to put faith into action. Friends are known as one of the historic peace churches because of their refusal to participate in war. Quakers have acted in accordance with the principles … Continue reading

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Building Communities 2

I don’t know to interpret the lack of response to yesterday’s post about creating and building self sufficient communities for the massive influx of climate refugees to the Midwest. Whether people don’t think there will be such a migration, or … Continue reading

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