Quaker Meeting as a collegiate coping mechanism?
A somewhat odd testimonial for Quaker worship in the college setting, from Libby Coleman at Ozy: “I wasn’t really there for the religion, which I knew had something to do with having an inner light (I don’t know what size batteries are powering said light). I went to see community members whom I never got to see on campus. And I liked having a quiet moment to start my week, rather than following the typical college Sunday schedule.”
Waiting upon the Lord daily and preparing for weekly worship
Anthony Manousos on the ministry we deserve: I think that Meetings get the vocal ministry they deserve (as my Buddhist friends would say). Spiritually committed Friends will receive spiritually deep ministry. Superficial Friends will receive superficial ministry. That may be a hard lesson for Friends who think they’re weighty and like to point fingers at others who aren’t, but I believe it’s a spiritual law.
Interview with Canadian Quaker climate activist
I think I have always understood my faith to be rooted in seeking how best to live according to your values and offer what you can to the world. This ongoing seeking and discernment for one’s path forward calls on your knowledge of the world, including the science and effects of climate change. In this sense, there has always been a connection between faith and climate justice.
The Friends’ Testimony of Harmless Speech
From John Jeremiah Edminister: “my people, the Quakers, could make themselves famous for one thing, I wish it could be abstinence from hurtful speech.”
These Quakers Are Asking Tougher Questions Than Many in the Press
In The Intercept: So a group of Quakers has been trying to fill the substance vacuum — by training hundreds of activists to stalk the candidates in early primary states and ask them tough questions on issues ranging from immigrant detention to nuclear weapons to the role of money in politics.
Three things that make Quaker process difficult.
From Wess Daniels: I’m not sure if “Quaker process” exists where this chain is broken. If all that is happening is listening with no action, then we are paralyzed by fear or “failure of nerve” or we are just stuck.