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November 9, 2016 A friend writes this morning “just wondering what your Quaker Friends are saying after this election? I write her back: Well I’m wondering, too, what Quakers make of it and wondering even more what I make of … Continue reading
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October 21, 2016 A poster by Seymour Chwast for the Hague “Appeal for Peace” conference, 1999. Courtesy Pushpin Gallery.
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July 11, 2016 On the Writer’s Almanac yesterday (July 10), Garrison Keillor noted the birthday of John Calvin, “theologian and ecclesiastical statesman.” I first knew Calvin as the founder of Presbyterianism, my earliest religious experience coming thorough Brighton Presbyterian Church … Continue reading