Category Archives: Kheprw Institute

The Revolution will not be televised

On this day, April 4, 1968, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr, was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Yesterday I wrote about the speech Senator Robert F Kennedy gave to a predominately African American crowd in Indianapolis, announcing King’s death. Those days … 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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AFSC Quaker Social Change Ministry

This is the fifth in a series of articles I’m writing that has several goals. One is to tell stories of my experiences with spirit led social justice work. Quakers believe we should speak from our own experiences. The ultimate … 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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White Quakers Part 2

This is the second in a series of articles I plan to write about White Quakers. Yesterday I began by writing about White Quakers and Native Peoples, specifically about land theft and settler colonization. I strongly feel there is an … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King, Abolition and Mutual Aid

Abolition of the police is a relatively new concept to me, as a white male. One of the most significant and impactful parts of white privilege is related to safety and law enforcement. It is one thing to read the … Continue reading

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Dimensions of understanding

Friends tell me I repeat myself. I’m even sometimes conscious of doing so. But the reason is when I read or see something new, or when the Spirit leads me in an unexpected direction, I have this passion to try … Continue reading

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Young Quaker Men Facing War and Conscription

Don Laughlin was a mentor to me. He and his wife Lois lived just a few miles from Scattergood Friends School and Farm, a Quaker co-ed, boarding High School just East of West Branch, Iowa. Following is part of his … Continue reading

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The Future of Pandemic Solidarity

Having been led to the discovery of something I hadn’t known about, Mutual Aid, and joining in the Des Moines Mutual Aid food giveaway, I’m beginning to see this is how we can find our way through these increasingly chaotic … 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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