Joined: 11 Jun 2004
|Posted: Sat May 5, 2012 1:55 pm Post subject:
|I want to let Friends know that I haved added a interactive "Forum" capability to www.liberalquakers.org , the site I launched last year. Anyone who identifies with or wants to sympathetically discuss that particular thread of contemporary Quakerism is invited to view the forum, and to register and be part of the conversation.
I launched this site and forum for a number of reasons, but one is the fact that the best known Quaker community forum, QuakerQuaker.org, identifies itself as "Primitive Christianity Revived, Again", and as such is not entirely welcoming to a wide range of theologically unconventional Quakers, of which there are many, including myself.
I should point out as well, while I have been somewhat visible as a nontheist Friend, it is very much my hope that conversations on liberalquakers.org will be much broader than that. There will be a place for nontheists and other theologically unconventional Quakers, but also a place for Christians and other theists who value a broadly diverse and tolerant Quakerism, theologically and otherwise.
I should also point out my continuing appreciation for Bill Samuels and this forum of his, which has continued for many years to welcome a wider variety of different sorts of Quakers than almost any site I can think of, despite the fact that Bill personally has some pretty serious difficulties with contemporary liberal Quakerism. He's a fine and fair-minded man, and I hope this project continues in good health.