Browsing All posts tagged under »quaker«

Rumi

april 20, 2011

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Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation. Rumi was a sufi poet. Sufism is a mystical branch of islam that in many respects is similar to quakerism, as the above quote illustrates. Reklamer

«Where does my great passion meet the world’s great need?»

februar 1, 2011

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I found this question over at quakerquaker in a discussion about calling. I am certain that my calling in life is to be a writer, and through my writing inspire others. I also have a calling to speak up against injustice, so far for transgender people. I expect more challenges from God as my passion […]

Quaker roots

januar 10, 2011

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For the obvious facts, visit Wikipedia. The Religious Society of Friends (as quakers prefer to call themselves) emerged in the 17th century. In the preceiding centuries, Europe had seen several small groups of independant christians. The Catholic church had fought hard against this «heresy». Several of these groups were mysticists and had quite a lot […]

Introduction

mai 11, 2008

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A quaker about drug

april 30, 2008

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Quaker Hans Weening defends Dutch Drug Policy Interesting. This really makes sense.

Peace as the source of joy

april 30, 2008

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This started as a comment to Susannes post «My joy is in God», but obviously had more to do in my own blog, so I’ll continue writing here. Thanks for the inspiration, Susanne! I find it easy to relate to the anger as a source of energy to make the world a better place. I […]

God makes no mistakes – kind of a sermon

mars 30, 2008

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This was originally posted on my regular english blog. You’ll find it here, along with two very good comments. I usually avoid reading stuff that I know I’ll find repulsive, sick and frightening. I don’t think that’s unusual for any person. To make this post I felt forced to do some research. I started out […]