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Daily Meditation: Worshipping In Nature

Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Being Quaker in East Germany

John Feffer | Posted 03.04.2014 | World
John Feffer

Ulrich Tschirner is a scientist who also stepped forward in the 1990s, somewhat reluctantly, to serve as a local politician. Tschirner described some of the environmental victories that the Greens and civic movements achieved after 1989. Progress on peace issues, however, has been somewhat more elusive.

Quakers Find Brilliant Way To Explain Their Religion

Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

The Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, were founded by a man named George Fox-- and what better way to explain his teachings than wi...

Earth Quakers Model Rapid-fire Escalation at PowerShift

Eileen Flanagan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Eileen Flanagan

Spirits were high on Monday, October 21 as seven representatives of Earth Quaker Action Team were lead away by Pittsburgh police for refusing to sto...

Roma and the Civil Rights Movement

John Feffer | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
John Feffer

Although some Roma have achieved social, economic, or political success, the community as a whole remains on the margins.

Iran Leak Reveals Senate Push for Regime Change

Kate Gould | Posted 07.10.2013 | World
Kate Gould

The legislation would not only signal U.S. regime change policy to the Iranian government -- it would also signal to the Iranian people as a whole that the U.S. is determined to pursue regime change by making ordinary Iranians suffer.

Senators Open Back Door for War With Iran

Kate Gould | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Kate Gould

Nearly half of the Senate has signed on to what is nicknamed the "Back Door to War" resolution, which calls for the U.S. to pledge military support for a potential Israeli attack on Iran. This resolution could be a precursor to a full-on authorization of military force.

When Politics Gets Trumped by Religion

David Macaray | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
David Macaray

Our history is filled with paradoxes. Although we regularly hear people refer with pride to our Founding Fathers, it's unclear whether they're familiar with the relevant dates.

Bonnie Raitt Lights Up the World

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 11.13.2012 | Entertainment
Harvey Wasserman

Now on the second leg of an epic U.S. tour -- to be followed in Asia and Europe -- Bonnie Raitt has taken it to a new level. Reading through the show-by-show reviews of her performances is like being witness to an ecstatic coronation.

Moving the Green Movement Forward (Literally)

Eileen Flanagan | Posted 06.25.2012 | Green
Eileen Flanagan

Although environmental awareness sometimes seems to drop off the day after Earth Day, this spring there are a number of eco-justice groups taking their message on the road, making connections, and building broader coalitions in the process.

Redenhall Church And A Quiet Revolution

Katharine Quarmby | Posted 06.18.2012 | Religion
Katharine Quarmby

I somehow think that God, whatever and whoever God is, would have liked the bareness of the service that evening -- just 10 people feeling their way through a kind of service with battered old hymn books and a CD player.

Earth-Conscious Quakers Against Mountaintop Removal

Eileen Flanagan | Posted 04.29.2012 | Religion
Eileen Flanagan

In that tradition of non-cooperation with injustice, the Earth Quaker Action Team is launching a new program to encourage people of conscience to stop financing mountaintop removal coal mining.

Occupy Boston Deadline Passes Without Eviction

AP | By STEVE LeBLANC and LAURA CRIMALDI | Posted 12.09.2011 | Business

BOSTON -- A diminished Occupy Boston encampment held its ground early Friday after police decided not to immediately enforce a midnight deadline that ...

Credo: Community Without Conformity

Elizabeth Cunningham | Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion
Elizabeth Cunningham

I still believe in the communion of potluck meals... in the importance of a community's witness and support when you celebrate or mourn. But I question whether we must have uniformity of belief in order to minister to each other.

The David Wax Museum: The Best Band You Might Not Know

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 09.30.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Kirkpatrick

Even as one speculates on the group's future within the archetypes of the music machine, one gets the sense the David Wax Museum will hold onto the peculiar charm of their music and their simple love of sharing it, no matter how many people are listening.

Building up to MENA

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Cameron Sinclair

This year's World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa is set in the heart of Morocco and it took quite a journey to get from Savannah to Marrakech.

On the Road: Philadelphia's Neighborhood Farmers' Markets -- Headhouse

Steve Poses | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Steve Poses

The Headhouse Farmers' Market grows out of long market tradition. And for pure physical per-square-foot concentration of food shopping ecstasy, it is unrivaled.

Pacifist Boxer Refuses to Hit Opponents

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

Evans came up with a unique approach to nonviolent boxing. "I developed my footwork and bobbing and weaving strategies so strongly that my opponents would exhaust themselves trying to hit me."

Sex and Incarnation: Part Two

Elizabeth Cunningham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Elizabeth Cunningham

For better or worse, the word goddess automatically connotes gender, as does the word priestess, and it seems that whenever femaleness is not defined/confined by marriage and motherhood, people start asking "what about the orgies?"

If The Church Were Christian

Philip Gulley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Philip Gulley

In the end, what I'm hoping for is a church a little less full of itself, and a little more full of love. It wouldn't take much, for love and grace and kindness have a way of multiplying.

What's in a Name?

Ellen Snortland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ellen Snortland

In wondering "what comets were named after women?," we explore women's contributions to science, which are often overlooked.

What Religion Are You?

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

"What religion are you?" my 13 year-old son Seamus asked me last night. His mother and I have been divorced since he was six months old. He's grown up a strict Catholic. I was born a Quaker.

Will A Vow Of Poverty Fill The Void In My Soul?

Jim Luce | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

As I approach my fiftieth birthday, I am feeling incomplete. Part of me - my soul? - is still missing. In secular terms, I think I am not yet in tou...

Losing Your Religion? How to Talk to Your Kids

Valerie Tarico | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

No matter what age the kids are or what the situation, telling them you no longer believe can be tricky. Help them to understand your changes as a matter of spiritual growth rather than spiritual abandonment.

Book Review: Held in the Light: Norman Morrison's Sacrifice for Peace and His Family's Journey of Healing

Megan Pillow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Megan Pillow

Morrison's self-immolation was seen as both a hopeful and a desperate act, sparking feelings of both empathy and outrage across a nation that had already seen its share of death.