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Multiple Spiritual Communities

I recently wrote Spiritual discernment to leave Quakers. After that, though, I admit I thought, ‘what have I done? What now?’ I am a bit off balance. Writing helps me find my way through things I don’t have a good … Continue reading

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Spiritual discernment to leave Quakers

ABSTRACT For months I’ve been in significant spiritual distress. I’ve been learning a great deal from my Native friends, and working with them on Mutual Aid projects. And they tell me the way white people can best support them is … Continue reading

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Quaker Indigenous Residential/Boarding Schools

I’ve been sitting here for a long time, hoping the Spirit would show me what to write, what to say about the unmarked, undocumented burial site, with the remains of 215 Indigenous children, that was recently discovered at a former … 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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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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Reflections on Indigenous People’s Day 2020

I’m still thinking about things I noticed and am trying to understand from Indigenous people’s day I attended in Des Moines. Besides all of what follows, it was an intensely spiritual time for me, and that I continue to feel. … Continue reading

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Indigenous People’s Day 2020

Welcome morning. This is the sky’s greeting for us this day. Two of my turkey vulture friends just flew over. The colors of the leaves are glorious. Today is Indigenous People’s Day. I’m looking forward to seeing friends and attending … Continue reading

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Working towards right relationship with Indigenous Peoples

My intention in writing yesterday’s blog post, Urgency to Decolonize, was to bring attention to the concepts of decolonization. I don’t think many White people are very familiar with that topic. And below I include an excerpt from the article … Continue reading

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Indigenous Rights and Environment Rights are Intrinsically Intertwined

[DISCLAIMER: I am blessed to have native friends. I have been learning all I can from them, and doing a lot of research on many things related to the history and outlook of Indigenous cultures, including not only spirituality and … Continue reading

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Can Confronting Spiritual Bypassing be a Tool for Change?

Anyone who has worked for change quickly learns how difficult that is. We are born into cultures which teach us right versus wrong. Conflicts between cultures occur when what is considered right in one culture is considered wrong in another. … Continue reading

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