What can I do?

Quakers, social justice and revolution

I am glad to have received the following email message this morning.

I’ve been struggling. I was wondering if you were going to write anything about the recent protests and being Quaker? I obviously support BLM but I am struggling to justify the violence happening in cities. I understand the reasoning behind it but I don’t know what to do. I’m a nontheist quaker. And was raised nontheist quaker and so I don’t have any prayers to believe in as your most recent post suggests. Do you have any suggestions for me?

I’ll try to answer these questions.

Some years ago I was able to hear the indigenous spiritual leader, Arkan Lushwala, speak. He eloquently expressed what I, too, believe.

“Everywhere people ask, “what can we do?”
The question, what can we do, is the second question.
The first question is “what can we be?”
Because what you can…

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