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Quakers Welcome Spiritual Seekers

Much of my thinking and writing lately has been related to spirituality.  I believe this is a time when more and more people are looking for spiritual resources, and fewer are finding organized religion meeting those needs. Yesterday I wrote … Continue reading

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Congressman Carson on Freedom of Religion

Following is the letter I received today from my (Muslim) Congressman, Andre Carson, in response to a letter I sent opposing a Muslim registry. December 20, 2016 Dear Mr. Kisling: Thank you for contacting me to voice your concerns about … 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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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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Public Square 2

Yesterday I wrote in response to Rev William Barber’s admonition in his article in Friends Journal,  “Quakers, it’s time to get back into the public square. If you believe that there’s life above the snake line, it’s time to get back … Continue reading

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It’s time to get back into the public square

“Quakers, it’s time to get back into the public square. If you believe that there’s life above the snake line, it’s time to get back in the public square.”  Rev. William Barber, The Third Reconstruction, Friends Journal, September 1, 2016. … Continue reading

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White Christian America is Dying

Sheila Kennedy’s blog post today summarizes a recent article in the Washington Post, White Christian America is Dying.  Both are well worth reading, and explain this much better than I can summarize here.  They describe research from the Public Religion … Continue reading

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First Day and religion

In the past (and some continue the practice today) Quakers referred to the days of the week by number, with Sunday being First Day, Monday Second Day, etc.  This was because they objected to naming the days after Roman gods.  … Continue reading

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