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8/1/2009  

A Cover to Match the Book: Finding the Israel in Your Jacob  
After Jacob wrestled with God, he came away with a new identity and a new name - Israel. The practice of choosing a name to match your spirit and calling is mostly neglected in American mainstream society, yet it is another important opportunity for truth-telling. We think of choosing a name as the simple filling in of a legal document but the repercussions are far reaching. The family names we take and pass down are a remnant of the days when men owned their women and children and slaves - is it time to think more deliberately about the names we take and live with?  [ More... ]   

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2/7/2009  

Free From Hell

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Quaker
 
Could the God of Love create a system which condemns the majority of humanity to Hell? Universalism, i.e., the belief in Universal Salvation, says no, and I agree.  [ More... ]   

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10/22/2008  

From West Point to Quakerism by Mike Heller  
This is an excerpt from Pendle Hill Pamphlet 389: From West Point to Quakerism, by Mike Heller, narrated by Mark Helpsmeet, with music by Mathilda Navias.  [ More... ]   

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1/27/2018  

Interfaith United

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Baha'i, Catholic, Muslim, Presbyterian, Quaker, UCC - United Church of Christ
 
A letter about Interfaith collaboration was published in Eau Claire's Leader-Telegram on 12/2/17, signed by 33 representatives of various faiths in the Chippewa Valley. The joint letter was in response to a local congregation featuring an ex-Muslim Christian convert who was to speak warning of the dangers of Interfaith dialogue. 7 people from different faiths read the communal letter. In order, Mark Helpsmeet (Eau Claire Quakers), David Huber (Plymouth UCC), Kathy Reid Walker (First Presbyterian Church of Eau Claire), Amy Renshaw (Bahá'ís of Eau Claire), Sahar Taman (Secretary and Treasurer of the Mahmoud S Taman Foundation), Dean Simpson (Grace Lutheran Church), & Tom Chisholm (St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church).  [ More... ]   

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12/17/2015  

Leaving a Legacy  
What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind? by Sandy McKinney, Unity Christ Center, Eau Claire  [ More... ]   

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