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BEYOND RIGHT AND WRONG: A New Way of Seeing Ethical Behavior

“Seek good and not evil, that you may live, and so God will be a part of you. Hate evil, love good; and establish justice in the gate. 644 more words

Rev. Leland Stewart

Christian Community (4)

I am becoming more and more convinced that we have to pay close attention to the historical fact that Christianity began in the shadow of an empire. 795 more words


Margaret Anna Fridays: Our Manner of Speech

Periodically on Fridays I will share some words of wisdom from the founder of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. Known in religion as… 188 more words

Margaret Anna Cusack

Entering into Transformation

A year ago I began searching for how Quakers in our time have experienced the kinds of transformation described by early Friends.  I then collected some examples, together with those of the first Quakers, into one manuscript.   1,628 more words

Learning From Early Friends

Dr. King's Beloved Community

Few people have had as powerful an impact on our understanding of the healing power of forgiveness as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  This week, as we honor the memory of King – who was killed in my beloved city of Memphis while trying to preach a message of tolerance, love, forgiveness and equality for all – let us look at King’s message on forgiving and loving our enemies. 634 more words

Violence and Nonviolence in the Uyghur Struggle

First published at opendemocracy.net on 10 October 2014 as Resistance, repression, and the cycle of violence in the Uyghur Struggle.

On Tuesday, September 26, 2014 a Chinese court convicted Ilham Tohti, a Uyghur economics professor, to a life sentence on charges of separatism in a disgracefully political trial. 1,706 more words


The Danger of Terminal Education

When does education end? For most people college ends or terminates education, but all education in our lives should awaken us to the wonder of the world around us like taking us to a precipice or a gateway or removing a blind fold and thus opens our eyes to the depth and breadth of that which we don’t know. 510 more words