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From Despair to Strength and Joy - Excerpts

Excerpts from the keynote presentation to North Pacific Yearly Meeting; July 14, 2016; Whitworth University, Spokane, Washington

by Diane Randall

Good morning Friends. Thank you for welcoming me here this week as a Friend in Residence.

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Sticking Out Like Sore Thumbs

Given that Quakers don’t like to use violent words like “kill,” we use euphemisms instead.  So the current trend among Quakers to euthanize our Peace and Social Concerns Committees is one that I will call the “Shelver Movement.” We have spent countless hours in recent years trying to lay these committees down, but we end up “shelving” them instead.

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