As you might imagine, I end up writing about Quakers a lot. One paragraph that is part of a longer essay seemed worth posting, a description of convergent Friends:
One of the growing edges in the Religious Society of Friends is a movement called “convergent Friends”: Quakers coming together across the branches of Friends to try to discover the best of our tradition. This is a movement toward reconciliation. It is not based on the idea that we all have to worship the same way or believe the same things, but on the conviction that there is still life in the Religious Society of Friends, that God is still speaking to and through us, and that we can learn about the Spirit among us―however we name that Spirit―by sharing our experiences of the divine and listening deeply.I will be heading down to California tomorrow evening to interview at Claremont School of Theology on Tuesday. I would appreciate your prayers for safe travels and for clarity and grace while I am there.