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Friends and Political Polarization

April 13, 2017, 6:30 PM - April 13, 2017, 6:30 PM US/Pacific

An online conversation concerning ways that the current social climate in the U.S. is affecting our Quaker meetings, and ways that our meetings are responding publicly. Thursday, April 13, 2017 6:30 PM Pacific / 7:30 PM Mountain, 90 minutes Link here  to online location: "Workshop Room" of Western Friend Connect. Join Friends throughout the West in responding to these questions: How has your meeting been affected by changes in national politics and government during the past year? How are relationships among people within your meeting changed? How is the relationship between your meeting and your larger community changed? What is the spectrum of views within your meeting about how “real Quakers” should interact with politics and government in the larger community? Background reading: quotations from Quaker history concerning Quakers' relationship with government.   This online conversation is one in a series, “Cultivate the Quaker Experience.” Find records of previous conversations in this series here. Mark your calendar for these future conversations in this series: 6/8/2017 – Parenting as a Friend 8/10/2017 – Quaker History in the Melting Pot 10/12/2017 – TBD 1/11/2018 – TBD