Category Archives: Indiana Moral Mondays

Green New Deal Strategy Planning for Iowa

Last night I attended the Green New Deal Strategy Session: Fighting On Iowa’s Frontlines at Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (ICCI). I have heard good things about ICCI for years. My aunt and uncle have reported to our Quaker meeting … Continue reading

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Sunrise Movement and Green New Deal organizing

Yesterday I tried to provide an introduction to the Sunrise Movement, which is currently the organizing force behind the Green New Deal. What I didn’t do was convey why I feel such hope and interest in this movement. I’ve spent … Continue reading

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Peaceful protest vs political violence

The news that Rihanna declined the opportunity to perform during half time at the 2019 Super Bowl in support of Colin Kaepernick again brings attention to the attacks on peaceful protest by the current Republican administration and many of its … Continue reading

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Photography as spiritual practice

As I wrote a month ago, the theme of the upcoming annual meeting of Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative) is “Being Centered in an Uncentered World.” The first evening session will be “Finding Truth and Beauty” where I will share my … Continue reading

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Who am I?

My Quaker meeting, Bear Creek, is part of Iowa Yearly Meeting of Friends (Conservative). As the name implies, people who belong to this group of Quaker meetings come together annually for business, worship, learning and spending time with each other. … Continue reading

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Quakers and the Poor People’s Campaign

Last night Rev. William Barber spoke to Quakers gathered for this year’s meetings of the Friends General Conference at the University of Toledo. He mentioned attending Quaker meetings as a child. He spoke about two Quaker abolitionists who are heroes/sheroes … Continue reading

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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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Journal–5/29/1971

Journal 5/29/1971 Yesterday we saw the film “A Time for Burning” about race relations and the church in Omaha. The minister wanted an interchange of couples in their homes, between his Lutheran Church and the black Lutheran Church in Omaha. … Continue reading

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Nonviolence today

Reading the letter I wrote to Senator Harold Hughes when I was a Senior at Scattergood Friends School in 1970 was both a little embarrassing and quite a bit discouraging.  I had forgotten he gave the nominating speech for Eugene … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2017

One of the things I’m most thankful for this Thanksgiving is having been able to make connections with Native Americans.  I’m not going to go into the false, sanitized versions of the Thanksgiving story and our settler-colonial history. Rather, I’d … Continue reading

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