Category Archives: climate change

Quaker Social Concerns as Mutual Aid and LANDBACK

We are moving further into chaotic times. I started to list all the ways, but there are so many, and you know what they are. People seem paralyzed by the destruction of our environment, and collapse of political and economic … Continue reading

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Acting on our beliefs

Recently I’ve been thinking and praying a lot about Mutual Aid and #LANDBACK. Two concepts I hadn’t known about prior to 2018. That was the year I began to make connections with Indigenous people. And those became things they were … 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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#LANDBACK and Pipelines

I recently began to write what will be a series of blog posts related to #LANDBACK.(see: My introduction to LANDBACK ) I am learning about and working for #LANDBACK because Indigenous friends tell me this is how I/we white people … Continue reading

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Colonial Pipeline Shutdown

One of the main threads through my life has been trying to protect Mother Earth and all of us from the consequences of extracting, transport and burning fossil fuels. Refusing to have a car. Organizing as an Action Lead in … 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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Climate tipping points that might already have been reached

As storms and fires become increasingly frequent and devastating, we are bombarded with more, increasingly alarming articles about climate change. Yesterday I wrote an introduction to climate tipping points. I did that because I came upon an interesting paper that … Continue reading

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Climate tipping points

Yesterday I wrote, again, about our evolving environmental chaos. Ghastly Future There is great urgency to do what we can to mitigate the damage we are doing because there a boundaries that, if broken, cannot be recovered from. There is … Continue reading

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Ghastly Future

Even though I’ve been led by a concern for our environment since my teenage years, which has taken many forms, I have often found what we are facing to be nearly overwhelming. Despite seeing the perilous path we are on, … Continue reading

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Sensemaking

Over the years I’ve often thought about the concept of sensemaking, the action or process of making sense of or giving meaning to something, especially new developments and experiences. sensemaking | Search Results It is increasingly difficult to make sense … Continue reading

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