Episode 12 of the Western Friend Podcast features the keynote talk that Bridget Moix delivered to Intermountain Yearly Meeting in 2019. At that time, she was the U.S. Senior representative of the organization Peace Direct. In 2022, she became General Secretary of Friends Committee on National Legislation. The theme of this keynote talk is: "Faith, Fear, and Our Future." Click here to read an abridged transcript of this talk.
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The “chapters” in this podcast are:
1:37 Keynote begins
4:10 The power of local action
6:43 A little background on the keynote
9:20 To bring light into the world, we must first face the darkness
14:13 Courage is a group process
19:58 Fear gets its power by isolating us
22:30 The head, the hands, and the heart
25:14 A story from Lebanon and Syria
31:47 We are the ocean of light
43:05 The importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion work
43:30 Three requests of the audience
47:26 The Remix with the Soul Force Ones
47:38 Reflecting on the notion of "love connections"
50:02 Reflecting on "courage" and "love" as group processes
52:28 Reflecting on a text message and the importance of acting locally
58:32 Spirituality and finding purpose in our work
1:01:38 What do we do when we feel like we're not doing enough?