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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

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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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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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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Much worse than I realized

I’ve been writing about the Native residential schools for years. The latest, horrible news is the discovery of the remains of 215 Native children at the Kamloops Residential School. As another example of how much I admire and appreciate my … Continue reading

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