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Our clerk as of September, 2009:

Paul Landskroener

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Reflections on my 17-month term as clerk

by Richard Fuller Wow! What a ride! My assistant clerk, Anne Supplee, and I celebrated out last day on the job on August 31. We had a running query through our term which I believe we repeated to each other monthly: “Are we (still) having fun?” The shared answer has always been “yes!” And it… Read More

Urge Obama to ban torture?

Declaration of Principles for a Presidential Executive Order On Prisoner Treatment, Torture and Cruelty Raquel Wood has sent a letter to TCFM and other Friends meetings. It includes the declaration, below, with the following cover note. For Twin Cities Friends Meeting January 7, 2009 At the Monthly Meeting for Business on last Sunday evening, January… Read More

TCFM’s Service, As A Community, To Others

Should we be worried that TCFM’s Peace and Social Action Committee (PSAC) and Community Service Committee (CSC) have been inactive for over a year? Some of our members who are deeply grounded in the religious traditions of western civilization are worried. They say (as best I understand them) “We are all connected to one another.… Read More

Response to a Q-horn comment

Dear Patricia, Thank you for your interest in our Meeting. (Have we met? I don’t remember you.) In your comment on my “Q-horn” post, you write, Do I misunderstand your message? Yes you do. Thank you for the opportunity to try again. In the July 2008 Friends Journal, Arlene Kelly asks some of the big… Read More

Parker Palmer on Leadership

Last Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business I read a passage out of the opening silence. Here it is: Unfortunately, our idea of leadership has been deformed by a myth that links leadership to hierarchy, as if leaders were needed only in systems that operate from the top down. But when we are in… Read More

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