What I Learned from Fighting a Coup

Whew! What a month it's been. Those who read my October newsletter know that I became the Trainings Coordinator for Choose Democracy, a start-up effort that in a matter of weeks trained nearly 10,000 people in How to Stop an Election-Related Power Grab. I'm enormously proud of the work this group did and believe that we played [...]

2020-12-01T14:43:50+00:00December 1st, 2020|Activism, Spirituality|

Sacrilege

Dustin White A little over a week ago, I attended a gathering in Kentucky organized by Read the Spirit, a wonderful interfaith publishing group that has been very supportive of my work. (You can read more about that gathering though the above link.) As soon as I started planning the trip, I knew that [...]

2019-01-29T17:55:33+00:00May 7th, 2013|Climate Change, Spirituality|

Earth Quaker Activism

Just over three years ago, I wrote a blog post questioning whether I could still call myself an activist and reflecting on what type of social engagement I felt drawn to. An even earlier post, questioned what kinds of political events I wanted to bring my children to, especially after the Bush Administration demoralized so many [...]

2019-01-29T17:55:34+00:00April 20th, 2012|Nonviolent Direct Action, Spirituality|

How Spiritual Discernment is Like Doing Your Taxes

I'm teaching Discerning Our Calls at Pendle Hill this semester, so I’ve been thinking a lot about how we listen for divine guidance in our lives. I'm also working on my 2010 taxes. Perhaps it was inevitable that I would start to see connections, far fetched as they may sound. This blog may be the [...]

2019-01-29T17:55:45+00:00February 24th, 2011|Spirituality|

In Response to A Modest Proposal

Over on his blog, Brent Bill has been making "A Modest Proposal" in five parts for the revitalization of the Quaker message in the United States. There's lots of good stuff in these posts, including a very funny video about what would happen if Starbucks marketed the way many churches do. (I think non-Quakers who [...]

2019-01-29T17:55:46+00:00September 23rd, 2010|Spirituality|