The QHD movie, continued
- Convergence of Friends from various branches releases energy to build a vibrant Quakerism with children choosing to be/stay Quakers
- Quakers take over and implement the 10 year plan to end homelessness
- Quaker scientists, engineers and homemakers re-invent new way of life without fossil fuels
- In five years, no one in America will say, "I thought Quakers were all dead."
#2 is a pet project at our house. Chris M. is involved in developing the plan for the county where he works right now. We have both worked on housing, poverty, and neighborhood development issues for years. I know that other people had their own pet social justice issues that they'd like to see Quakers take on en masse - the public education system was another one of my favorites.
#3 is interesting to me, particularly because of the mix of who I think will have to work on the problem. I don't think that high technology will be able to solve this. I think that individual, practical men and women, people in the householder stage of life, will have to be a big part of the solution. Still this is a long shot. Or maybe not - see one of my very first posts, on The End of Oil
or better yet, read one of the long and eloquent rants by The Earth Quaker, who taught me everything I know about the end of oil.
But #4. This is the one that came to me in my kitchen a week later. I probably wouldn't have thought of it at QHD because I was trying to "think big." And this doesn't seem like such a big goal. But in fact it would be a huge shift. In part this appeals to me because it's possible to point out that this does not actually require "proselytizing." The point is not to convert everyone, or anyone, to Quakerism, just to make sure they know we exist. But the stealth agenda would be just that. I really think that if more people knew about Quakerism, more would want to join.
In any case, this is an achievable goal, anytime we put our minds to it.
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