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   Activism consists of efforts to promote, impede, or direct social, political, economic, or environmental reform or stasis with the desire to make improvements in society. Forms of activism range from writing letters to newspapers or to politicians, political campaigning, … Continue reading

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Into the Public Square

I’ve been writing about the new Poor People’s Campaign. It is discouraging that more people haven’t been attending these public events, at least here in Des Moines. A couple of years ago I wrote a series of articles about getting into … Continue reading

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Bear Creek Friends Meeting and #StopETP

Earlier this week I awoke with a vision, which was to use the musical activism of Nahko and Medicine for the People to stimulate discussions related to the water protector’s nonviolent efforts at Standing Rock, opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline, … Continue reading

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Mysticism and Activism

We have been having some interesting discussions in the Facebook group, Quakers Welcome Spiritual Seekers. I was glad to be reminded by my Bear Creek Friend, Liz Oppenheimer, about some things I had previously written related to the spiritual basis … Continue reading

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Intersection of Mysticism and Activism

This Sunday I will be leading a discussion related to the intersection of mysticism and activism at North Meadow Circle of Friends.  As I said during meeting for worship last week, I appreciate these opportunities to spend time focusing on … Continue reading

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Reflections on Activism

Yesterday I wrote of how seeing the video of Palestinian children being tortured by Israeli soldiers bothered me so much I couldn’t sleep.  When something affects me that strongly, I guess I hope that others will share the concern and … Continue reading

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