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The Friends' Testimony of Harmless Speech

If my people, the Quakers, could make themselves famous for one thing, I wish it could be abstinence from hurtful speech. They already have a reputation for non-violence, and a reputation for truth-telling: why not put these together as the Friends’ Testimony of Harmless Speech and preach it on the street and the Internet, in the bus queue and the laundromat? 682 more words

Thoughts

Reading Qf&p: chapter 2

This blog post is later than I intended. Please address any complaints to The Common Cold, Rhiannon’s Sinuses, Probably On A Train, UK.

Chapter 2 is called “Approaches to God  worship and prayer”. 403 more words

Ommm Desire: Know Your Heart

Here is February’s Nourishing Storm theme post on desire.  Go see what all’s doing over at the Storm.

My view on this month’s theme is conflicted. 564 more words

Yoga

"And these signs will accompany those who believe."

15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 1,078 more words

#Spirituality

Light from Disability

This was written for Friends Journal’s March 2016 issue; unfortunately, they chose not to publish it.

June, 2005. I’m sitting at my computer, taking an online quiz about what religion best matches my personal beliefs. 1,361 more words

Quakerism

100 years ago: Conscription passes into law

100 years ago today, the Military Service Act received the Royal Assent, introducing mass military conscription in the UK for the first time.

The Act stipulated that, from 2nd March, every unmarried man aged between 18 and 41 in England, Scotland and Wales would be deemed to have enlisted in the armed forces. 832 more words

Human Rights