Tag Archives: Scattergood Friends School

Military Recruitment, Schools, Free Speech and Peace

The article publish yesterday, Military Recruiters Don’t Belong in High Schools reminded me of the remarkable story below. The following video is about the case of Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District. That case was eventually decided by … Continue reading

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Going Beyond Local Boundaries

My family, and many others in Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative) have close ties with Monteverde Friends.  Lucky (Standing) Guindon, my mother’s cousin and constant companion during their childhood, was one of the original group of Quakers who moved to Monteverde, … Continue reading

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Protest and Protect

Definitions Protest: a statement or action expressing disapproval of or objection to something. Demonstrate: take part in a public demonstration. synonyms: protest · rally · march · parade · sit in · vigil Vigil: a stationary, peaceful demonstration in support … Continue reading

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Another Mentor, Another Quaker Jailbird

Because of recent events involving Turkey and the Kurdish people, yesterday I wrote about my mentor, Sherry Hutchison. I was remembering her civil disobedience related to the Iowa National Guard being sent to the Middle East in 2002. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Richmond Declaration on the Draft

I recently came upon the brochure about the Declaration on the Draft and Conscription: Richmond 1968, held at Earlham College (Richmond, Indiana) October 11 – 13, at the time of the Viet Nam War. An announcement of the Conference was … Continue reading

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Where you gonna hide from the hell you made?

On Friday, my 12-year-old son carried his handmade cardboard protest sign to one of the thousands of climate strikes around the world, along with five of his classmates. His sign read, “Where you gonna hide from the hell you made?” … Continue reading

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Orange Shirt Day

Today, Sept. 30, is Orange Shirt Day, remembering Indigenous children who suffered in residential schools. If you happen to have an orange shirt in your closet, consider wearing it today (Monday, Sept. 30). Orange Shirt Day is a relatively new … Continue reading

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Fallon Forum, AFSC and FCNL

Today’s message in the book “365 Days of Walking the Red Road” by Terri Jean is: You must speak straight so that your words may go as sunlight to our hearts. —COCHISE, CHIRICAHUA APACHE TRIBAL LEADER, 1812–1874 Jean, Terri. 365 … Continue reading

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Grieving for Mother Earth

I hope you haven’t been directly affected by the massive flooding in the Midwest. Of course we will all be affected by the damage to topsoil, impact on crops, and financial ruin for some farmers. I’m having a lot of … Continue reading

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Giving: Friends Schools

This time of year most of us are flooded with pleas for financial donations. This year my attention was caught by the hand drawn picture on the envelope from Monteverde Friends School.  My family, and many others in Iowa Yearly … Continue reading

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