The mini-version of “American Autumn” seems to be playing out at Friends Meeting at Cambridge in the form of collaborative efforts by my fellow Quakers with like-minded activists.
(At least that’s the view from here.)
Here’s an initiative that’s recently grabbed the attention of the Prison Fellowship group I’m part of: Abolishment of Massachusetts’ Life Without Possibility of Parole. AKA “the other death penalty.”
Newbies to this initiative, we don’t have a clue who’s doing what. Especially among members of other MA faith communities. But as we begin to learn how best to contribute to this effort, I am mindful of how, during the Civil Right Movement, well-meaning but incredibly patronizing, self-righteous Quakers (and their best buds, the American Friends Service Committee) did an enormous disservice to the cause.
So pray for us!