Author Archives: Doug Bennett

About Doug Bennett

Doug Bennett is Emeritus President and Professor of Politics at Earlham College. He has a wife, Ellen, and two sons, Tommy (born 1984) and Robbie (born 2003).

Quaker Values?

Message at Durham Friends Meeting, July 1, 2018 Quaker values are on my mind this morning – that phrase ‘Quaker Values.’ Partly Quaker Values are on my mind because the last week or two – or really the last year … Continue reading

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Swinging Bridge

Over the Androscoggin River between Topsham and Brunswick, Maine. This was the “Where in Maine?” picture in Downeast this past March (2018).  The bridge was constructed in 1892 by John A. Roebling’s Sons Company, the engineering firm that designed and built … Continue reading

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Moral Gravity

This weekend I’ve been gathered in a 50th reunion with classmates from Haverford College, class of 1968. Perhaps four dozen of us returned, many with spouses. We were an all-male class of 144 when we entered, something like 100 or … Continue reading

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Follow the Bad Guy?

Message at Durham Friends Meeting, April 1, 2018 Do you like crime stories? I do.  Ellen and I watch them on TV: Magnum PI, Inspector Morse, Major Crimes.  I am almost always reading one, too, and when I’m done I … Continue reading

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Beloved Community

February 20, 2018 At a gathering this past weekend, we reflected on what the term “beloved community” means to us.  To all those present, the term is part of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vocabulary and legacy.  But is King the … Continue reading

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Wendell Berry, “The Peace of Wild Things”

February 7, 2018 The Peace of Wild Things When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go … Continue reading

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Is There Oneness Deep Down at the Center of Things?

Message given at Durham Friends Meeting, February 4, 2018 Today I bring you a question, a big question. Is there ONENESS deep down at the center of things? Is there? Do you believe there is? If you do not think … Continue reading

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