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Stunned silence

published 1074 days ago in Blog

…know how to respond with words to the cascading violence. Blessings, Mike Shell …


Ways Of Peace II: Non-Violence in the Islamic Traditions

published 2984 days ago in Blog

…many others at the end of Ways of Peace II: Non-Violence in the Islamic Traditions, held April 9th in St. … topics such as mis-use of Islam for political violence, women in Islam and in majority-Muslim countries, … and transgendered people. People heard about nonviolence at the very root of Islam, about nonviolent …


A Quaker Response to the Tragic Shooting in Tucson, AZ

published 3085 days ago in Blog

…is deeply disturbing because of the escalating violence in the United States—“violence of the … towards a world grounded in justice and nonviolence.—Anthony Manousos   View this message as a … This weekend’s violence in Tucson, Arizona is dismaying, as is violence … Today, AFSC issued a public response to the violence and a call for all those in public life to change … Committee as we work with communities to overcome violence, discrimination, and poverty. I will send an …


Be the Change

published 1533 days ago in Blog

…devoted his life to teaching peace through non-violence, spoke of the mistake many people make when they … consider the path of non-violence. Non-violence, he said, is not a “strategy” nor is … spirit. It is more than just rejecting physical violence toward other beings. It is about rooting out the … far more insidious passive violence we perpetrate against others that causes anger, … serene confidence about the power of peace, non-violence, and forgiveness while the campus outside …


CAIR: 51 Groups Seek Objective Hearings on Muslim ‘Radicalization’

published 3063 days ago in Blog

…on Muslim “radicalization” so that they examine violence motivated by extremist beliefs “in all its forms, … hearings, please urge him to address all forms of violence motivated by extremist beliefs and to do so in a … in public discourse, as well as hate crimes and violence targeting American Muslims, and those perceived … community for discrimination, harassment, and violence. . . We strongly urge you to object to the … then we hope you will ensure that he examines violence motivated by extremist beliefs, in all its forms, …


Universalism and the Tao of Quakerism

published 3057 days ago in Blog

…because it portrays a way of life free from violence and open to the Spirit—a life guided not by ego, … from publicity-seeking to our obsession with violence and war. At the root of all our problems (and our … to one of the most pervasive problems of our time—violence. Those who are concerned about the endemic … violence in today’s world will be challenged and inspired …


“Talking About God at Buchenwald”

published 357 days ago in Blog

…Jewish and other refugees who were fleeing the violence. Even those of us who are horrified at the … willful violence of our race may be part of allowing. We do what … and comfort to stand non-violently in the way of violence, publicly stepping over to join with conviction … Africa, etc.), others who are passively allowing violence come over to our side too. Sometimes enough come …


Rachel Stacy reports on Christian Peacemakers’ journey to northern Iraq

published 2801 days ago in Blog

…disillusionment, others fought—apathy vs. violence—both responses unacceptable to the ideal of … we are all called, to embrace the rejection of violence. Therefore, right now I am traveling with a … Peacemaker Teams (CPT) –Iraq is a faith-based violence reduction NGO operating since 2002 in Iraq, first … organization, and yet its purpose—to reduce violence and to accompany those who are the victims and … targets of violence—frequently intersects with violent actors who …


Ethical mysticism: a basis for Quaker univeralism?

published 2600 days ago in Blog

…Kenyans have been trained in Alternatives to Violence (AVP). Hundreds have been trained as AVP … they have enormous implications for Africa, where violence is still endemic. Through Quaker projects like … justice can be attained without resorting to mob violence. We already are seeing signs of such change. In … so Muslims, told us that during the post-election violence, Muslim stores and homes were burned and the tiny … to where it’s needed—to a world torn apart by violence, selfishness, and greed—a world that desperately …


QUF statement on church bombings and religious persecution

published 3083 days ago in Blog

…who suffer from persecution and terrorist violence. The most recent church bombing in Egypt is … in Iraq killing 46 worshippers. [2] Acts of violence against churches have occurred in Pakistan, … have faced persecution and been the targets of violence because of their religion. People of all faiths … deplore such violence perpetrated in the name of religion. Quranic … together to foster understanding and to end violence. [4] Along with supporting efforts at …