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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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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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Nexus of the Kheprw Institute, Indigenous Peoples and Quakers

The realization that we have to move away from capitalism for environmental and social justice reasons, indeed for our very survival has given me new perspectives on the significance of several different communities I’ve been blessed to work with over … Continue reading

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Realistic Hope

I recently wrote Unrealistic Hope about the continued refusal of people and our government to come to grips with the reality of climate change even in the face of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. This led me to continue to think … Continue reading

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A Buddhist monk explains mindfulness for times of conflict

I appreciate my friend and fellow North Meadow Friends attender, Anne Reynolds, sharing this article with us today. The article is an interview with a disciple of Buddhist leader Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese American Brother Phap Dung.  He says “Compassion is not … Continue reading

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Teach Your Children

We live in, and are moving into even more chaotic times.  So many of the systems, institutions, ideas, social norms, ways of communicating, and means of making a living have changed dramatically in a short time. Many are expressing this … Continue reading

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