Last August, I gave a brief presentation on Quaker weddings at the annual interdenominational Festival of Faiths. This presentation included a six-minute video that featured the photos, memories, and perspectives of some of our members who had married in the manner of Friends (You can view the video by clicking
During Liz Newby’s first tenure at Cincinnati Friends Meeting in the 1970s, she published a book called A Migrant with Hope. It told the story of her life as a daughter of migrant workers, her encounters with discrimination, and her embrace of a faith that could meet her inner spiritual
In her book Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language, the linguist Gretchen McCulloch astutely observes that the way people in a given locality speak doesn’t often change much, even in the face of many technological advances: …people were still talking like their neighbors rather than like TV and
Sharing home-baked treats after the Christmas Eve celebration has been a long-standing tradition at Cincinnati Friends Meeting. But in 2020, in the midst of a pandemic, when our contact with each other was reduced to being squares in a Zoom call, it just wasn’t possible. Or was it? During a
We are not for Names, nor Men, nor Titles of Government, nor are we for this Party, nor against the other, because of its Name and Pretense; but we are for Justice and Mercy, and Truth and Peace, and true Freedom, that these may be exalted in our Nation.