Nonviolent Action and the New Story

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Dear Friends,
I will be moderating this interesting webinar on “Nonviolent Action and the New Story” with Michael Nagler for the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict on June 22. This should appeal to my nonviolent activist friends, my environmentalist friends, my Quaker friends, and my Pachamama Alliance friends and anyone who has ever attended an Awakening the Dreamer Symposium. WOULD YOU PLEASE SHARE ON YOUR FB PAGES AND MESSAGE ANY INTERESTED FRIENDS!
Thank you, Steve Chase

This is an Uprising

Toward the end of This Is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century, coauthors Mark and Paul Engler argue that Quakers have often acted powerfully as a “prophetic minority” in U.S. history—sometimes to great practical effect. According to the Englers, “Quakers served as the backbone of the movement against slavery in both the United States and Great Britain.” They also note that, “Later on, Quakers would play important roles in the women’s suffrage, civil rights, antiwar, and antinuclear movements.”   …

Book review by Steve Chase

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This Is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First CenturyBy Mark Engler and Paul Engler. Nation Books, 2016. 368 pages. $26.99/hardcover; $15.99/eBook. Toward the end of This Is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revoltfriendsjournal.org

Labyrinth Election Peace Walk

Circle of peace labyrinth
Circle of peace labyrinth

Sunday evening, November 6th at 7pm

Putney Friends Meetinghouse

Rt 5 just north of the village, Putney Vermont

Sadelle Wiltshire will be hosting a peace labyrinth walk prior to the election.

Friends are invited to come walk the labyrinth and hold a the country in a healing light that evening.
Sadelle will be offering some inspirational  readings as well.

You are welcome to join us as you are.

“We believe that every person is loved by the Divine Spirit. There are
Quakers of all ages, religious backgrounds, races, education, sexual orientations, gender identities, pfm-drawingabilities, classes and experience. You are welcome to join us as you are.”

 

These words were approved by the Monthly Meeting today as an update to our welcoming language to the world. Our thanks to the Committee on Nurturing Ministries of Friends General Conference in allowing us to use some of their language.

Whites confronting our Racism – study and dialogue to action

Dear folks connected to Putney Friends Meeting,
BLM
We have put up a sign saying that Black Lives Matter.
We had a film series in late spring on looking at racism and some of its evolution.
And this is your invitation to join a focused group this fall. Details are below. Please contact Gail Haines to register (or with questions).
Gail.haines.48@gmail.com
802-387-5676 or 802-258-0369.
Please register by September 10th.

Thanks and toward justice and peace, Gail

> Whites confronting our Racism – study and dialogue to action
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> A group to meet 5 times. Regular attendance at all sessions is important for group development, so let us know if you have to miss a time.  There will be readings sent out ahead of each session. We hope everyone who attends will have seen or see the films that were in the racism series in the spring. (they can be borrowed from the meeting)
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> Tentative session titles:
> White privilege and white fragility within the context of a society that has structural racism
> Micro aggressions
> Practicing interventions
> Being black / person of the global majority in a majority white community and congregation
> How to take actioniur
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> Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
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Sept 21Oct 5Oct 19Nov 2Nov 16
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> At Mareka’s house, 126 Main St. Putney – go in front door and ring bell on right (residence)
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> Please let Gail Haines know by September 10th if you want to participate.  Gail.haines.48@gmail.com
> 258-0369.
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> Organizers and facilitators of the series – Claire Halverson,  Sandy Lynn, Mareka Ohlson, Sheila Garrett, and Gail Haines.