“The Work Had Spread”: Harriet Heath and The Quaker Parenting Initiative

How do we support parents in their journey with children? How do we allow way to open in a leading? Harriet Heath is the founder of the Quaker Parenting Initiative. This small non-profit offers retreats, literature, virtual support groups and a one-on-one presence to the Quaker parents of children of all ages.  ____________________________________________________________________________________________ I want … Continue reading “The Work Had Spread”: Harriet Heath and The Quaker Parenting Initiative

Conflict Vs Abuse: Advices for Quakers

Last week I posted about Iowa Friend Judy Brutz and her landmark research about and for Friends and our relationship to domestic violence in the 1980s. As a follow up to that I wanted to share a resource my husband came across some years ago that has been profoundly helpful to how we think about … Continue reading Conflict Vs Abuse: Advices for Quakers

Friend Judy Brutz and Her Landmark Domestic Violence Research on and for Quakers

In February of 1984 Friend Judy Brutz, then a young mother and master's student at Iowa State University, wrote and published in The Journal of Marriage and Family a study of liberal Quakers and family violence. She was expecting to find that, because of our peace testimony, and our public commitment to pacifism, we would … Continue reading Friend Judy Brutz and Her Landmark Domestic Violence Research on and for Quakers