Tag Archives: Beloved Community

The future, now

We need a vision to navigate the changes that are being forced upon us by rapidly evolving environmental, economic and political chaos and a global pandemic. I’ve gone back through the many blog posts I’ve written about change and my … Continue reading

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What is your vision for the future?

The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have upended our lives. Change is being forced upon us. Which makes this an incredible opportunity to build better lives and communities. This requires us to have a vision of what we want to … Continue reading

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Hurricane Florence and Environmental Chaos

The massive hurricane Florence approaches the East coast today, with predictions of up to 40 inches of rainfall in some areas, and storm surges up to 13 feet, with flooding miles inland. Flooding will be both salt water flooding from … Continue reading

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What is our response to environmental chaos?

I imagine you have seen the shocking videos of the flooding of Ellicott City, MD. That is just the latest of a series of alarming environmental changes. The Bering Sea ice is at historic lows. Permafrost is melting and releasing … Continue reading

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Building Communities 2

I don’t know to interpret the lack of response to yesterday’s post about creating and building self sufficient communities for the massive influx of climate refugees to the Midwest. Whether people don’t think there will be such a migration, or … Continue reading

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Design and Build Beloved Community Models

In a recent article in Friends Journal, Donald McCormick asks “why is there no vision for the future of Quakerism?” That and the increasing threats from environmental destruction led me to share my vision, which has been evolving over the … Continue reading

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Peace

There are a number of reason why I’ve been thinking about peace lately. The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is facing severe financial problems.  As a result, the long term Iowa Peacebuilding program is being terminated, so available resources can … Continue reading

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KI and Quakers

Yesterday I wrote about religion, related to the book we were reading for the monthly book discussion at KI (Kheprw Institute), The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change (25th Anniversary Edition) by Stephen R. Covey.   … Continue reading

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A Beloved Community

There are two annual meetings of Quakers who belong to Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative).  Yearly Meeting is a week of gathering for worship, business and community interest meetings, held at Scattergood Friends School and Farm.  This usually occurs at end of July. … Continue reading

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