Category Archives: #LANDBACK

An Epistle to Friends Regarding Community, Mutual Aid and LANDBACK

An Epistle to Friends Regarding Community, Mutual Aid and LANDBACK Dear Friends, The measure of a community is how the needs of its people are met. No one should go hungry, or without shelter or healthcare. Yet in this country … Continue reading

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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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LANDBACK and Quakers, a Case Study

Yesterday’s post was the most recent of a series of blog posts I’ve been writing about the concept of LANDBACK. Here is a link to other LANDBACK posts: landback | Search Results | Quakers, social justice and revolution (jeffkisling.com) You … Continue reading

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Time for a Reset

The Spirit tells me it is time for a reset. My whole life I have tried to protect Mother Earth. Live without a car, live in small apartments, protect the water. Protect us from pipelines and other fossil fuel projects. … Continue reading

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LANDBACK Manifesto

I am just beginning to learn about LANDBACK. When I asked my Indigenous friends how I could best support them, they said “LANDBACK”. One of the ways I learn is by writing. Here are some posts thus far: landback | … 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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#LANDBACK #RiseUp with us

We make conscious decisions to either sit back and watch, or stand up and be heard.We make choices as to whether protect our future generations, or we allow for a destitute future for them.We make choices as to enter the … Continue reading

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Iowa solidarity as RCMP invades Wet’sutwet’en

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#LANDBACK and Indigenous Youth

Earlier in this series about #LANDBACK I wrote the first time I heard that term was from Denzel Sutherland-Wilson. I shared the awful video of Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) pointing sniper rifles at him. Canada is ready to kill … Continue reading

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