Wess Daniels

April 28, 2021

Becoming Co-Workers With The Truth

When George Fox was initially on his spiritual quest to understand the true nature of faith and Christianity, he was living in the midst of full-on Christendom, that is state-sponsored Christianity or Christianity twisted to become comfortable acting as "the religion of empire." Fox, and then Margaret Fell, among the other early Quaker...
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March 21, 2021

The Subversive Seed

Watercolor from John Jay Alvaro Watch it on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/arGhrrsFTxc The Subversive Seed This week, we saw the shooting of 8 individuals, 6 were Asian-Americans reminding us again of the ongoing and increased racism Asian-Americans and other communities of color have faced in the last year. Maybe unsurprisingly at thi...
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March 19, 2021

Register for Yonge Street Half-Yearly Meeting

Friends, I'll be speaking at Yonge Street Half-Yearly Meeting on May 1st. Here is the title to my presentation: “In a Time of Transition: Seeds of Change, Roots of Strength” You can register here. Wess (he/him) ⚭ --- My weekly newsletter “Remixing Faith, Resisting Empire.” Learn more here.
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March 17, 2021

Upcoming Symposium on Quaker Pastoral Theology

I'll be presenting a response at the Barclay College Online Symposium: "What is a Quaker pastoral Theology?" Robert Barclay Institute Symposium March 24, 2021 7:00-8:15 p.m. Dr. Derek Brown, Vice President of Graduate Studies and Distance Learning will present a 20 minute paper in response to the query, "What is a Quaker pastoral theol...
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March 14, 2021

Without the Promise of Change

Over the past few months, since Apple Fitness+ launched, I've been getting more and more into indoor cycling and strength training. I really like the workouts and the trainers and every once in awhile I get a little insight from a workout that I want to hang on to. Today, during the International Women's Ride with Kym Perfetto (one of ...
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March 5, 2021

Announcement & Obituary for T. Vail Palmer Jr. (1927-2021)

Thompson Vail Palmer Jr. was born on June 9, 1927, in West Chester, PA, the eldest of three children of Thompson Vail Palmer Sr. and Esther Lamborn Palmer. The Palmers were members of Concord (PA) Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Vail Palmer graduated from George School, a Friends school in Newtown, PA. He earned ...
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