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TedTalk Introduction: 3 Lessons of Revolutionary Love in a Time of Rage | Valarie Kaur

What's the antidote to rising nationalism, polarization and hate? In this inspiring, poetic talk from 2018, Valarie Kaur asks us to reclaim love as a revolutionary act. As she journeys from the birthing room to tragic sites of bloodshed, Kaur shows us how the choice to love can be a force for justice.

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To further understand our complicity in systemic racism, a group of us are reading and studying the best selling book by Layla Saad - Me and White Supremacy. We are one part of a larger audience within our Yearly Meeting (SAYMA) studying this book at the same time.  Although this is a closed study group, we encourage others to explore her book and website as a tool to further the journey to understanding racism.

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Silent Worship the fourth Thursday of the month

7pm to 8pm at 4th United Pres. Church, 1323 N Broadway, 37917

This worship meeting is temporarily canceled.

When we start again, use the back, ground floor door to find us.

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Please see the attached document for the full PSC report.

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The FCNL Letter-Writing Group normally meets the third Thursday of the month.

A small group has begun to meet again after meeting virtually for the past few months.

When we meet, we usually gather at 10 am, in silence and progress to sharing of personal news. We consider current events and relevant topics for our letters on public policy issues related to the Quaker peace testimony as recommended by Friends Committee on National Legislation or group participants. 

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In July, Peace and Social Concerns asked Meeting to consider having a banner for West Knoxville Friends to display at rallies, marches, and other such events.  The original idea was to convey a message to participants, advocates of contrary positions, and bystanders to pursue peace in a peaceable way. PSC saw a need to have a calm, respectful presence at such events to remind all to practice nonviolent thoughts, speech, and actions even as we stand against war, injustice, and hatred.  

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