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I would like to share with you a moving "Minute" against Amendment 1 to the North Carolina Constitution. A "Minute" is a written expression of the "sense" of the members of the entire meeting on ...
by NCJim
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Apr 25, 2012 at 02:45 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
I was in the midst of my "Long Night of the Soul," as long-dead St. John of the Cross called it centuries ago, when I asked the ever present question so many of us have asked in our lives: "Who ...
by people power granny
Comment Count 30 comments on Thu Mar 15, 2012 at 08:37 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
I teach this class on Monday afternoon, and it's not meeting this week because of Presidents' Day, so I'm staying in the Seventeenth Century for this diary. It's inspired by a discussion question I ...
by Dave in Northridge
Comment Count 201 comments on Mon Feb 20, 2012 at 12:34 PM PST with 184 Recommends
The moment I stepped into the plane, I knew that the next couple weeks would be quite different than my normal days in Asheville. No talk of Occupy Movements, visits with Congress people. ...
by people power granny
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Dec 07, 2011 at 08:38 PM PST with 10 Recommends
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the ...
by PJP
Comment Count 37 comments on Sat Nov 26, 2011 at 06:29 AM PST with 82 Recommends
I’ve spent a few hours the past couple days at one of the Occupy DC protests. As I was told Thursday night during my visit, there are actually two going on simultaneously. One of them is in ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 9 comments on Sat Oct 22, 2011 at 07:35 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Friends World Committee for Consultation is the major point at which Quaker groups around the world come together. We Friends have a practice of offering ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun Oct 16, 2011 at 03:20 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
People in the other "developed" countries have a tendency to look with raised eyebrows at us Americans because of our attitudes toward religion and weaponry. When it comes to *God* and *guns*, we ...
by gzodik
Comment Count 39 comments on Sat Oct 08, 2011 at 08:50 AM PDT with 33 Recommends
I saw a fellow Kossack's diary with a link to FBI archives and realized; I have ties to a 'terrorist' organization. American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) has an FBI file. This fall it was ...
by Flaming Liberal for Jesus
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat Apr 09, 2011 at 05:01 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
The Friends World Council on Consultation is the world-wide association of Quakers that meets on a triennial basis. In preparation for the forthcoming meeting in 2012, it has asked Friends Meetings ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun Feb 27, 2011 at 01:37 PM PST with 7 Recommends
A new religious movement began in England in the late 1640s. The Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers, felt that it was possible for individuals to have a direct experience of ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 22 comments on Thu Feb 24, 2011 at 07:13 AM PST with 83 Recommends
has been proposed by Friends World Committee for Consultation, as you can see here . FWCC is the place where Quaker groups from all over the world come ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Feb 20, 2011 at 09:30 AM PST with 21 Recommends
One of my hobbies is genealogical research. On Thanksgiving Day this past year I came into possession of 3 boxes of my maternal Grandfathers papers. One box of old photos. One box of writings, notes,
by Andrew C White
Comment Count 31 comments on Sun Feb 06, 2011 at 12:26 PM PST with 16 Recommends
The Quaker artist Edward Hicks is well known among the Religious Society of Friends, but less so among others. Though an adept and respected minister in his own faith, it is for his series of ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Dec 13, 2010 at 06:38 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Perhaps the grandest relative I ever had was neither a Luce nor a Dudley. He joined our family as my regal aunt Elizabeth’s second husband. I would sit by him, mesmerized, at the South Shore ...
by jimluce
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Oct 09, 2010 at 10:09 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Below the fold the words will not be mine. They are of a statement issued jointly on August 31 by the American Friends Service Committee and New York Yearly Meeting. An explanation for those not ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 45 comments on Fri Sep 03, 2010 at 09:36 PM PDT with 82 Recommends
Last week, after more than 8 years of discerning, I signed up for the Selective Service.
by MidwesterninDC
Comment Count 32 comments on Tue Aug 31, 2010 at 02:41 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
The west entrance to the UC Berkeley campus has been a site for quiet political vigils for almost as long as Sproul Plaza has been a nexus of boisterous student activism. I ride my bike past the ...
by Steve Masover
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Jun 07, 2010 at 08:02 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
After meeting this morning I was approached by a Friend (fellow Quaker) who seemed deeply impressed at my latest vocal ministry. The first question she asked was "So, how long have you been here?" ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Feb 28, 2010 at 05:34 PM PST with 4 Recommends
My best friend when I was small was a Friend. Her parents were birthright Quakers active in prison reform and nuclear disarmament. As a child I saw the homelier side of Quaker practice - the ...
by Wee Mama
Comment Count 49 comments on Wed Jan 13, 2010 at 08:56 AM PST with 43 Recommends