Cincinnati Friends Meeting (CFM) new member Charles “Charlie” Wallner has developed a career philosophy that sounds fairly spiritual. As a longtime community organizer, Charles said, “I’m not against a top-down or bottom-up approach to community outreach, but I think you’ve got to have a mesh. No one goes to work
Throughout their history, the people called Quakers have been an important spiritual anchor of hope during times of cultural turmoil. People today are searching for stability and hope. They want assurance that, in the words of Julian of Norwich, all shall be well. I believe that the Society of Friends
There are sections of the Gospels that I find challenging to comprehend. For example, Jesus tells his listeners that calling their brother a fool puts their soul in danger, yet Jesus himself calls the Pharisees a brood of vipers. This man who described himself as “gentle and lowly of heart”
On the Friday before our June 17 picnic with Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, when a half dozen of us assembled to set the scene, it was less a chore and more like magic. During the week, while I organized and prepared lists, my planning buddy, Linda Daigle, picked up supplies.
The death of a loved one is one of the most difficult pains that we endure as humans. When that death is unexpected, as in the case of Todd Van Beck, the pain is even greater. On Tuesday evening May 23, I sat with 13 others in the library at