Youth v Gov

For five years, Our Children’s Trust has been working with award-winning documentary filmmaker, Christi Cooper, to help tell the remarkable story of the 21 youth plaintiffs’ journey in the trailblazing constitutional climate case, Juliana v. United States…and the film is now complete and ready for release!“YOUTH v GOV” will have its World Premiere online at the…

Saying Good-bye

by Alice M. Wald Thinking about your death is not exactly a favorite pastime. However, some like Dr. Murray Bowen have said that “direct thinking about death, or indirect thinking about staying alive and avoiding death,occupies more of man’s time than any other subject.” Add to that the anxiety being generated as humans face the…

Piedmont Friends Fellowship

Friends, Please share details of the planned  Piedmont Friends Fellowship Fall event with your members and attenders. The event will be a Zoom meeting staring at 10:00 am on November 21. The proposed format is 30 minutes of informal fellowship, 60 minutes of a Quaker history panel addressing three queries, and 30 minutes for small group…

Veterans Day

An Exert: Vonnegut’s, Breakfast of Champions, 1973   “I will come to a time in my backwards trip when November eleventh,accidentally my birthday, was a sacred day called Armistice Day. When Iwas a boy, all the people of all the nations which had fought in theFirst World War were silent during the eleventh minute of…

“THE MOURNING PROJECT”

The Mourning Project is a nationwide, interfaith series of four weekly vigils in October. The goal is to mourn the 180,000+ dead, and all the other losses of the unconstrained pandemic: unsafe schools, unsafe workplaces, unemployment. By gathering, we reclaim our unity and our commitment to peaceful elections, and defuse the rising risk of violence.…

Spiritual Injustice of Poverty

My path of presence has lent itself to the “letting go” that is necessary to move forward. I have logged some serious hours in Dhamma talks by Ajahn Chah; Thich Nhat Hanh; Ajahn Jayasaro; and elective diversions, which include Eckhart Tolle, Rumi, and Jiddu Krishnamurti. Just a spiritual neonate in college, I dabbled in the…

Public Safety Reform and Environmental Justice

 Public Safety Reform and Environmental Justice Monday, September 28, 2020 7:00 – 8:15 PM via Zoom  There is an inseparable bond between concern for nature and the environment, justice for the disadvantaged, commitment to society, and peace. Activist Don Polite, Jr. will lead this forum exploring the following themes: Public Safety (and the means we go about achieving it)…

‘Kids Who Die’ by Langston Hughes

This is for the kids who die, Black and white,For kids will die certainly.The old and rich will live on awhile,As always,Eating blood and gold,Letting kids die. Kids will die in the swamps of MississippiOrganizing sharecroppersKids will die in the streets of ChicagoOrganizing workersKids will die in the orange groves of CaliforniaTelling others to get…

“We can no longer be Silent”

All around the world — whether in Minneapolis or Paris — cries for justice are ringing as thousands of people take to the streets to protest that black lives do, indeed, matter.Countless new allies have abandoned the chants of #AllLivesMatter and have now joined the choir of voices demanding that police brutality against the black…