Published: January 11, 2012

Note: This guest blog post by David Hartsough and Wade Lee Hudson references Martin Luther King, Jr.'s nonviolence pledge as an inspiration for the Occupy Be the Change pledge. Quakers and others are invited to sign the pledge and participate in creating actions which arise from the sense that nonviolence is a pathway to obstructing systems of domination and creating a just world.  - Lucy

by David Hartsough and Wade Lee Hudson

Rooted in deep nonviolence, twenty-six energetic Occupy Movement participants (including Friends from the San Francisco Bay Area meetings...

Published: December 28, 2011

by Lucy Duncan

I’ve seen many minutes from monthly and yearly meetings and other Quaker bodies on the Occupy movement go by posted on Facebook. It seems to me it would be great to have a place to post all of them, and to that end here is a spot for all Quaker minutes on the Occupy movement to be posted. I found this one from Britain Yearly Meeting to start this off, but if you know of others or helped to write one, please post here. 

Published: December 21, 2011

Note: Kathleen Wooten of Lawrence (MA) Monthly Meeting has served as a protest chaplain at the Occupy Boston site.  In a guest post she shares here reflections on this movement's connection to an earlier struggle for economic justice, the "Bread and Roses" Textile Strike of 1912.

by Kathleen Wooten

Returning home from Occupy Boston in the late hours of the evening, I pass the imposing smokestacks of the old textile mills of Lawrence, MA. They remind me of the history of this place.  My own monthly meeting has worshipped here since 1899. 

It was...

Published: December 14, 2011

by Lucy Duncan

“Slowly we learn that we are all broken, all less than perfect, and that God loves us, each one, wonderfully even so. Slowly we learn that the real love for one another we crave is not the ideal love of my personal façade for your façade, but the imperfect intent to love that my flawed self can offer the real you.”

– Lloyd Lee Wilson, Quaker

Dominque Stevenson, program director of AFSC's Friend of a Friend program, picked me up at the Baltimore train station and we drove the 90 minutes to Hagerstown, MD where I would accompany her into two...

Published: November 19, 2011

Note: Below is a follow up guest blog post by George Lakey which responds to comments on his initial blog post, The Prophet and the Castle.

by George Lakey

I appreciate the discussion and commenters responding to each other as well as to my little essay.  As I reflect on what's been said up until now, I realize that my radical analysis of the U.S. political economic system is more in synch with Obama's than with some of my fellow Quaker...