Category Archives: enslavement

Spiritual discernment to leave Quakers

Mutual Aid and LANDBACK As I began to write this article several days ago, I wrote “its been a long time since I’ve felt this lost.” I’ve been struggling with Quaker history and present related to black, Indigenous and other … Continue reading

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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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One Quaker’s Response to LANDBACK

When I recently asked my Native friends how I could support them, they said “LANDBACK”. My Spirit agrees. This is a new path of exploration for me, and I will need guidance, from the Spirit and all things human and … Continue reading

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What is said and what is left unsaid

It is nearly incomprehensible to wake up this morning and see news of another police shooting of a Black man. Especially in Minneapolis at this time of the trial of Derek Chauvin. This morning my friend Avis Wanda McClinton wrote … Continue reading

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Decolonizing, Soul Repair and Mutual Aid

One of the concepts Vanesse Julye spoke about during Quaker meetings last weekend was that in order for healing among groups to occur, there needs to be acknowledgement of the common history among those involved in the trauma. Between those … 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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Choice and Change

How is it there are things that seem obvious to me, that other people don’t see at all? There have been times when I find some things I once believed ended up not being correct. What is correct or right? … Continue reading

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Quakers and white supremacy

This weekend my yearly meeting, Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative) will hold our Midyear meeting. The theme is How Is White Supremacy Keeping Us From Hearing God’s Voice? Which will be lead by Vanessa Julye. This morning I’m reflecting on some … Continue reading

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White Quakers and Native Peoples

Recently I find myself wondering more often, thinking more deeply about what white Quakers, such as myself, were, are and might become. This questioning comes from a variety of experiences over the past fifty years. Being blessed to have become … Continue reading

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Hear My Plea

My friend, Avis Wanda McClinton continues to challenge and educate us about both the history of enslavement and the continued oppression of black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC). She shared some of her experiences in the Friends Journal … Continue reading

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