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).

Changing Your Religion

July 21, 2015 There is a Quaker family in Some Luck, Jane Smiley’s novel (first of a trilogy) about an Iowa farm family, but that’s not what drew my interest. Good thing, too, because nothing is said about this family … Continue reading

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All Hail Max Carter

May 18, 2015 On QuakerQuaker this morning I posted a brief appreciation of Max Carter for his quarter century as Director of Friends Center at Guilford College. Yes, Max is one of those Carters, one of the stalwart families of … Continue reading

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Should We Record Ministers?

May 13, 2015 If we believe that all are called to ministry, should Yearly Meetings specially record some people as ministers? When a group of meetings were set off from Indiana Yearly Meeting a few years ago and then formed … Continue reading

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My Family

May 8, 2015 Today would have been my Dad’s 96th birthday. This past Saturday, my older son Tommy married Randall Johnston in Little Rock, Arkansas. These are just the two most prominent reasons I’m thinking about my family today. “Family” … Continue reading

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Styrofoam Boat, Plastic Junk

April 30, 2015 From a collection of photos published by The Atlantic marking Earth Day.

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Some Further Thoughts on My RFRA Post

April 27, 2015 Last week the AFSC Acting in Faith blog posted something I wrote about Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and the controversy it stirred up. A friend wrote me about what I said there.  “Knowing that you … Continue reading

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What Does Justice Ask of Us? What Does God?

April 19, 2015 On AFSC’s Acting in Faith blog this morning is a piece I wrote about the the recent controversy over a religious freedom law in Indiana. Here’s how it begins: “Always do the right thing as you know it.” … Continue reading

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