Category Archives: peace

Martin Luther King, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence”

On the anniversary of the date of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr, April 4, 1968, I wrote the blog post. What happened in Indianapolis the day Martin Luther King was assassinated Exactly one year before his death, on … 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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A Review of the White Quaker Series

I’m afraid I am not being clear about what I’m trying to do with this series of articles about White Quakers. I say White Quakers because Black, Indigenous and other people of color (BIPOC), including BIPOC Quakers, are the victims … Continue reading

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Leaving Iran Nuclear Deal and War

It was just a matter of time before we heard the current administration would be considering military attacks against Iran. Knowledgeable people warned this would happen if the US left the Iran Nuclear Deal, and here we are. In 2019 … Continue reading

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A society that can live with its conscience

Yesterday was a day I’ll never forget. It seemed so many others are feeling the same. Despite so many obstacles, the patience and persistence of the American people, of us, was a wonder. Those who stood in line for hours … 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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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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Stranger in a strange land

We are living in dangerous times. Man made crises related to the concepts of possession and separation. Of unjust and unsustainable economic and political systems that are failing here and elsewhere. Organized religions that have been used, some for centuries, … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court

Saddened to hear of the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I’m reminded of a few stories of mine related to the Supreme Court. As a friend says, “brag, brag, blah, blah”. I believe sharing our stories is an important … Continue reading

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Muhammad Ali and me

Athletes are once again demonstrating leadership to call attention to, and demand change to stop injustice. It has been amazing to see kneeling during the national anthem, for which Colin Kaepernick was vilified, now supported by athletes and supporters of … Continue reading

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