Expanding the Definition of “We.”

Expanding the Definition of “We.”

Expanding the Definition of “We.” SOMETIME AROUND SPRING 2023, I started feeling a concern about violence in the United States. It’s not that violence in this country is a new phenomenon, but what I felt was a specific spiritual prompting about violence...
Shiphrah, Puah, and Pluralism

Shiphrah, Puah, and Pluralism

Shiphrah, Puah, and Pluralism SHIPHRAH AND PUAH BROKE THE LAW. When Pharaoh ordered the midwives to kill the male Hebrew newborns, they conspired instead to lie to him. “Hebrew women are not like Egyptians. They give birth too quickly, before we arrive.”...
The State of Society

The State of Society

The State of Society MANY QUAKER MEETINGS write annual “state of” reports. How we do it differs a lot. My own yearly meeting asks each local meeting to write a “state of the meeting” report, and then these reports are read by a yearly meeting...
The Asking

The Asking

THE HAWAIIAN MISSION HOUSE MUSEUM is right there on South King Street, so if you’re taking the bus to the beach or to the shopping center, you’re going to pass it every time. Still—maybe because the signage is small, or maybe because tourists don’t come to Oahu to visit museums—I manage to be the only person who shows up for the 1pm guided tour.