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New posts on LANDBACK Friends

I’ve been writing new blog posts on LANDBACK Friends (LANDBackFriends.com) because those are the issues I’m learning and writing about now. Here is a list of the posts from July to present on LANDBACK Friends: July 1 Replanning Human Life – LANDBACK … Continue reading

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Black Children’s Memorial burned

These are photos I took earlier in the year when I noticed this memorial in the neighborhood of the church where we, Des Moines Mutual Aid, fill about sixty boxes of food to distribute to those in need. Then I … Continue reading

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More posts on LANDBACKFriends.com

Most of my new posts will be published on landbackfriends.com Here are the most recent: Quaker meeting 6/27/2021 Proximity and perspective In their silence; they woke the world Incomprehensible Monuments to White Supremacy July 4, 2020

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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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New website: LANDBACK Friends

As my focus changes to the concepts of Mutual Aid and LANDBACK, I just launched a new website related to these concepts. LANDBACK Friends There you can read “An Epistle to Friends Regarding Community, Mutual Aid and LANDBACK” And can … 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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Keystone XL is dead

In some ways it feels like more than eight years have passed since I signed the Keystone Pledge of Resistance and was trained as an Action Leader. I learned a great deal, and connected with a large number of people … Continue reading

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