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Prairie Awakening / Prairie Awoke 2020

Yesterday my Quaker Meeting, Bear Creek Friends of Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative), discussed the meeting’s long history of connection with Prairie Awakening/Prairie Awoke. This ceremony is held annually at the Kuehn Conservation Area, just a few miles from the meetinghouse … Continue reading

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Bear Creek Friends and Monteverde Friends School

Last year I wrote about this drawing on the envelope of a letter from Monteverde Friends School, which is in Costa Rica. Soon after I received my letter, Bear Creek Friends Meeting’s clerk, Jackie Leckband, brought another envelope to meeting … Continue reading

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Bear Creek Friends and Medicinal Herbs

It was a foggy morning as I traveled toward Bear Creek Friends meetinghouse this morning. But instead of going to the meetinghouse, I traveled a couple of miles down Bear Creek Road to the farm of my Aunt Win and … Continue reading

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Use of Questions as Spiritual Practice

I imagine any number of religious communities use questions to help guide spiritual reflection. Quakers use the term Query to refer to these questions. Different Quaker meetings create their own sets of queries. The following relates to the Advices and … Continue reading

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Memorial Tree Planting

I didn’t know what people would think about my recent blog post, My Tree Friend. For most of my life I thought of spiritual experience mainly in terms of human beings and the Spirit. Vertebrates have nervous systems of various … Continue reading

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Bear Creek Friends (Quaker) Meeting supports Green New Deal

December 16, 2018, Bear Creek Friends (Quaker) Meeting discussed the Green New Deal, as part of the Peace and Social Concerns Report (below) that was also approved. Minute Approved: Bear Creek Friends Meeting supports the idea of a Green New … Continue reading

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Responses from Monteverde Friends School

I recently wrote about this drawing on the envelope of a letter from Monteverde Friends School, which is in Costa Rica. My family and Iowa Quakers have a long history with the Monteverde community in Costa Rica. It is always … Continue reading

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Truth, Beauty and Bicycles

This morning I received this message from Susanna Mattingly, the Sustainability Communication Officer for the Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC): I’m trying to select a few images that will represent Quakerism to faith groups all around the world. FWCC … Continue reading

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Who am I?

My Quaker meeting, Bear Creek, is part of Iowa Yearly Meeting of Friends (Conservative). As the name implies, people who belong to this group of Quaker meetings come together annually for business, worship, learning and spending time with each other. … Continue reading

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Avis Wanda McClinton

Avis Wanda McClinton is an African American Quaker. There are several parts to the story of her recent experiences with Friends. There isn’t space here to completely cover all of those experiences. What I’d like to do is tell some … Continue reading

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