Category Archives: Keystone Pledge of Resistance

How Defeating Keystone XL Built a Bolder, Savvier Climate Movement

Yesterday’s article, How Defeating Keystone XL Built a Bolder, Savvier Climate Movement by Nick Engelfried in Waging Nonviolence is a well written history of the struggles over the past decade to defeat the Keystone XL pipeline. A lot is being … Continue reading

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Keystone XL Pipeline Permit Canceled

There have been so many times we thought the Keystone XL pipeline was stopped, only to see it revived. Yesterday President Biden canceled it’s permit, and I hope that is finally the end of the pipeline. Brings to a close … Continue reading

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Climate activism and the fossil fuel industry’s financial crisis

For the past seven years climate activists have used every technique we could think of to stop fossil fuel mining and infrastructure construction. We got another one. On Monday evening, Bank of America said that it will no longer finance … Continue reading

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The web of organizing and organizers

As I’ve been researching the concept of rural mutual aid, I was glad to discover my friend Todd Zimmer is involved. Todd was one of the trainers from the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) who came to Des Moines in the … 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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Peace in a culture of violence?

For years Quakers have had Peace and Social Concerns Committees. I’ve been praying and thinking about what that work should entail these days. This country’s culture of violence has taken dramatically new forms that we haven’t adapted our work to … Continue reading

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Ceremonies to Stop Pipelines

A couple of days ago I wrote about ceremonies to stop pipelines. In that case, the Trans Mountain pipeline (TMX). Ceremonies became important to me, as well, as we worked to bring attention to the Keystone XL and Dakota Access … Continue reading

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Be Vulnerable

[Note: with multiple disasters occurring now, and since environmental devastation has been a focus of my life, its hard not to write about these unfolding disasters. But what is important to me, what I am led to think about now, … Continue reading

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Led to each other

I know the Spirit leads us to what we are supposed to do. Resist the draft. Don’t own a car. Work in a children’s hospital. The Spirit also leads us to people, to each other. Raised in the Bear Creek … Continue reading

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Trust and practicing hope

I refuse to dwell on all that is negative, all around us today, and will instead continue to practice hope. People often mistake hope for a feeling, but it’s not. It’s a mental discipline, an attentional practice that you can … Continue reading

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