Category Archives: Mutual Aid

Moral Injury

The concept of moral injury is helpful for me in the context of the tragedies of the Indian boarding schools and my relationship with my Quaker community. Here is the link to today’s post about this on LANDBACK Friends Moral … Continue reading

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Multiple Spiritual Communities

I recently wrote Spiritual discernment to leave Quakers. After that, though, I admit I thought, ‘what have I done? What now?’ I am a bit off balance. Writing helps me find my way through things I don’t have a good … Continue reading

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An Epistle to Friends Regarding Community, Mutual Aid and LANDBACK

Yesterday I wrote at length why I’ve been led to leave Quakers for the time being. This morning I’m feeling a bit like “what have I done?” And what does that mean? Buried so deep in that lengthy article that … Continue reading

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Spiritual discernment to leave Quakers

ABSTRACT For months I’ve been in significant spiritual distress. I’ve been learning a great deal from my Native friends, and working with them on Mutual Aid projects. And they tell me the way white people can best support them is … 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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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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For Calling the Spirit Back from Wandering the Earth in Its Human Feet

We are living in difficult times. Some of the more recent have been especially brutalizing: the shooting death of a child, Palestine reduced to rubble, public violence from hate of others-Asian, black, Indigenous, Jewish peoples, out of control police violence, … 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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Brave New World

As I’m learning more about how to build a better world, the title of the book by Aldous Huxley comes to mind. Brave New World is a dystopian social science fiction novel by English author Aldous Huxley, written in 1931 and published in 1932. Largely set … Continue reading

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How can I help?

I recently saw an interview on NBC with a young, white man. This was in Minneapolis on the day the Derek Chauvin verdict was announced, April 20, 2021. The young man said something like ‘I Googled: how can a white … Continue reading

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