Friendly Witness: The Spiritual Ground of Quaker Social Action4th mo. 19, 2023 from 1pm to 6pm
Quaker Theological Discussion Group 202312th mo. 1, 2023 at 8am to 12th mo. 2, 2023 at 10am
Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
The other day our youngest son Eric and I ( took him out of high school for a day-he wanted to visit the WTC Memorial site in NYC)-we live aprox 70 miles east of Manhattan. On the way there we passed Zuccotti park- the Occupy Wall Street site and Eric wanted to visit. I have to say that I was impressed.The young folks there are from all backgrounds-living together peacefully in an organized way- and they really GET it ragarding social change for the better. For the first time in years, after speaking with several of them I feel that social change CAN happen. What I think our country needs most of all right now- is what happened in oakland CA the other day-organized by the Occupy Movement-a general strike. 100% non violent-EVERYONE stay home from work for 1 week. Normally, in any country the poor people and ordinary workers are too divided to do this and probably the same will be true here.
Still, if you had a 1 week general strike, or if the police and or military refused to obey orders for one week- our political leaders, whose ears are often closed to public opinion as they are filled with corporate $ would see who has power and who does not. Rich from Long island