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Silencing Protest

Silencing protest is crucial for establishing an authoritarian regime, as the current Republican party and administration are doing. As is suppressing media coverage of protests, or delegitimizing what reporting is done as “fake” news. I remember how shocked I was … Continue reading

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Faith and Green New Deal

Those who know me, know I tend to jump all in for what catches my interest. With experience and age (in that order) I like to think I have learned some life lessons. One of the most important lessons I … Continue reading

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We Are Not Terrorists

I usually don’t know what I will be led to write about when I sit in silence in front of the computer. Several days ago I received a text message that the charges against Chase Iron Eyes, related to the … Continue reading

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Women’s March and Privilege

I’m glad that again this year so many people turned out for the Women’s Marches across the country.  Guys, when are we going to become as well organized and have Men’s Marches? Something with additional significance happened at the Women’s … Continue reading

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Scattergood Journal–Kent State Massacre

Journal May 5, 1970 Revolution? It seemed as though the activist anti-war movement was almost dead. The Vietnam Moratorium Committee closed its offices due to lack of funds and interest, contending that activities would continue on a grass-roots level. As … Continue reading

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What Actually Changed?

I’ve been writing a lot about the Quaker queries related to civic responsibility, and this one in particular: How do we share our convictions with others? Do we express our opinions with courage,  yet with love, mindful of the Divine … Continue reading

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Engage

I realize how fortunate I have been to have had experiences with diverse communities over the past six or seven years in Indianapolis.  These have been immensely educational.  When I said as much during one of my last meetings with … Continue reading

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Quaker Social Change Ministry Review

This Sunday, North Meadow Friends will be discussing our past year’s experience with implementing the American Friends Service Committee’s (AFSC) new program, Quaker Social Change Ministry (QSCM). To many of us who have been participating in QSCM, we have come … Continue reading

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Living History

Yesterday after meeting, Evalyn Kellum and Pat Zarowin shared how the North Meadow Circle of Friends meeting was started, almost 40 years ago. They spoke of their families search for a spiritual home, with the familiar story of meeting in rented … Continue reading

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Police Violating Civil Rights of Water Protectors

Please contact the Department of Justice, your Congressional representatives and the White House to ask why law enforcement in North Dakota is being used to suppress the rights of the water protectors for peaceful protest.  Why law enforcement officers from other … Continue reading

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