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Author(s): Diana Forsythe

Friends’ Queries started early in the history of Quakers, and the primary focus of monthly Meeting for Business was once to to examine and respond to them corporately. Today Queries are sometimes used to prod us into a reexamination of our faith and how we practice it daily. Queries can be used as daily devotional readings. The Advices sometimes provide helpful suggestions as we try to put our faith into practice. We read the Advices and Queries in our Meetings for Business as a reminder and... Read more.

Author(s): Mary Klein
Author(s): Helen Bruner
the child        my woman-girl
like a snow leopard
I see her        shrouded
in mountain mist        shreds
of vertiginous fog

not        please not
crashing         past God
into  light

 

Helen Bruner is a member of Marin Friends Meeting (PYM).

Author(s): Mary Klein

Dear Friends: Love, the bumper sticker, is simple and sweet. Love that moves through the real world can knock people down. Affection, friendship, romance, and unconditional loving-kindness – each seeks its place in our lives, and these forces can sometimes rush in and overwhelm us. Opening our hearts to love – both to its uncertainty and to its certainty – can be frightening. And we live in a finite world, in finite time, with finite choices to make.

Nearly three thousand years ago,... Read more.

Author(s): Steve Chase

From Empire to Beloved Community

Excerpts from a talk given to Intermountain Yearly Meeting, June 13, 2013, at Ghost Ranch, Abiquiú, New Mexico

by Steve Chase

I was so moved last night when Sherry read the Kabarak Call for Peace and Ecojustice, … This is a prophetic call from the heart of our faith tradition. …

In this call, I hear the prophet Hosea … who said, “The Lord has a charge to bring against you who live in this land.” … And I think... Read more.

Author(s): Steve Chase

From Empire to Beloved Community

Transcript of a talk given to Intermountain Yearly Meeting, June 13, 2013, at Ghost Ranch, Abiquiú, New Mexico

by Steve Chase

Welcome all, and thank you for welcoming me. I always get choked up when I hear that letter from my meeting, because I am sent to you from them. And by your gracious invitation. There’s a part that I always get a little embarrassed at: “show him every hospitality, and nurture his spiritual life... Read more.

Author(s): Sixth World Conference of Friends

The Kabarak Call for Peace and Ecojustice was approved on 24 April 2012 at the Sixth World Conference of Friends, held at Kabarak University near Nakuru, Kenya. It is the culmination of the FWCC World Consultation on Global Change which was held in 2010 and 2011. It is being circulated with the Conference Epistle.

In past times God’s Creation restored itself. Now humanity dominates, our growing population consuming more resources than nature can replace. We must change, we must... Read more.

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