Category Archives: Event

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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Free Speech at Friends Central?

On his blog, Chuck Fager has been doing his best (here, here, here and here) to keep us abreast of the recent controversy at Friends Central School concerning a cancelled invitation to a Palestinian (Sa’ed Atshan, a Swarthmore Professor) who had been invited … Continue reading

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Who, Me?

January 18, 2016 It is Martin Luther King Day and I am thinking about how difficult it is to know our own worst capabilities. I’ve been thinking about an experience in the 1980s. I was living near a Quaker day … 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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Only God Can Make a Tree?

December 11, 2014 “Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree,” wrote poet Joyce Kilmer in 1947 in one of most-often quoted lines of poetry in the English language. There certainly are poets that think … Continue reading

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A Community Hymn Sing With the Kotzschmar Organ

November 17, 2014 An unusual treat yesterday: we participated in a community hymn festival in Portland at Merrill Auditorium. Participating were about 15 church choirs, an audience that filled the lower two tiers of Merrill and, of course, Portland’s Kotzschmar Organ. … Continue reading

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Going Back to Germantown Meeting

September 14, 2014 I went back to Germantown Meeting this morning after a long absence. Germantown is the first Quaker meeting I joined and being back in that meetinghouse brought a flood of memories. I greeted quite a number of … Continue reading

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Can We Sing Together?

March 5, 2014 Acting in Faith, the American Friends Service Committee blog for “connecting Friends to the work of AFSC,” has put up a blog post I’ve written entitled “Can We Sing Together?” Here’s how it begins: In worship this … Continue reading

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“Basically this was Bayard Rustin’s Show”

August 30, 2013 “Basically this was Bayard Rustin’s show:”  that’s about the 1963 March of Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and it is from John Lewis, Walking With the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement (New York: Simon and Shuster, … Continue reading

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