Re-Re-Re-Inventing The Wheel: 170 Years of “Convergent” Quakerism
With a few exceptions, many of the most important pieces of American Quaker history since before the Civil War have not yet been well-studied or written up. One of the biggest pieces that’s missing, in my view, is a close look at the long, occasionally successful, but very often tortured record of intra-Quaker ecumenical efforts. Continue reading Re-Re-Re-Inventing The Wheel: 170 Years of “Convergent” Quakerism→
Heard a wood thrush yesterday, or maybe several. Haven’t heard one in at least two years.
Wasn’t expecting or looking for it; which is the best way to encounter them. In fact, such a visitation was the last thing on my mind.
It happened at a trailer park in rural Robeson County, NC. Among Carolina’s one hundred counties, Robeson is the poorest and the most crime-ridden. I don’t go there for fun, or for nature’s wonders, but to see people who are important to me.
There’s some recent activist experience here in North Carolina that I think relevant to current discussion about protests and tactics, among Quakers and others
The Moral Monday protest campaign, aimed at the reactionary NC legislature and its stick-it-to-everybody-but-the-rich program, was by many measures, quite successful in its first season of actions, in the spring and summer of 2013.