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Journal–7/6/1971

Journal 7/6/1971 I guess I feel badly because this is the first time I have really felt like I am a burden to others and have no means of support. I had thought the St. Vincent’s job was fairly secure, … Continue reading

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Scattergood Journal–May/June, 1970

Journal, May 26, 1970 I have been reading about civil disobedience lately. Many people set up all sorts of criteria to judge what is civil disobedience and what is not.  One of the most important ideas, to me, though, was … Continue reading

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Advices and Queries

Since I’ve been writing about the Quaker practice of considering the advices and queries, and since people who aren’t Quakers sometimes read these blog posts, it might be helpful to step back and explain more about this. Quakers attend a … Continue reading

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Is it impractical to invite North Korean visit?

Yesterday I wrote about the visit by a North Korean delegation to Bear Creek Friends meeting in 2001, and the meeting’s hope a similar visit could happen again.  The question of whether such a visit would even be allowed was … Continue reading

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Faith and mental health

I have no answer here, just questions.  Recent experience with those suffering from mental illness have me wondering what role faith might play, both for those who suffer from it, and those who care for them. As one who seems … Continue reading

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Interconnections Among Dilemmas

I’ve been writing lately about how the economic, educational, and political systems we have grown up with are no longer working, and we need to find new ways to move forward.  When it seems so many different things are going … Continue reading

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Never Give Up and Always Surrender

Below is an interesting passage from recent reading (fiction).  I like this expression of how to be in the world, a different way of describing how one can apply one’s faith. “In the Yoga Sutras, we find the principles of … Continue reading

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Faith and Politics

“Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”  Mark 12:17 Governments are institutions created by men and women to provide a legal framework for how the society they live in functions.  As we … Continue reading

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