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On this date in 1819 (July 1st), the Publick Universal Friend died. (Born Nov. 29, 1752.) Pacifist. Abolitionist. Communitarian. Raised in a strict Quaker home in Rhode Island. Founder in 1783 of the Society of Universal Friends. Advocate for simplicity in dress and lifestyle. After a near-death experience in 1776, the Friend changed their name to Publick Universal Friend. They stopped using gendered pronouns, coming to believe they were neither male nor female. Gained a huge following that bordered on cult status. Regarded as a messianic figure by many. The Friend’s mission: to preach to a “lost and guilty, gossiping, dying world.” Founder of a utopian community near Seneca Lake, New York, in 1788. The Friend’s house in Jerusalem, New York, is still standing. Born in Cumberland, Rhode Island. Died near present-day Penn Yan, New York.

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I’m wondering if the goddess of play can help us.We live in grim, bleak times, we say. We wear leaden boots without even realizing we have them on our feet, weighing us down, keeping us in place, preventing levity, light-heartedness, joviality, and nimble poise. That’s where the conversation ends: bleak, grim, troubled, difficult times. We park the car right there.We don’t realize we could take off the leaden boots and give our bodies more possibilities for movement, speed and direction. The yellow and its radiance is not only omitted from our representation of the world we live in, but it also goes unseen, unfelt, undetected.Play and its companions, curiosity and wonder, can help us get unstuck. Playfulness invites the imagination to ask, “What if there’s more to life than what you’ve decided there is?”

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Happy birthday, Mary Calderone (July 1, 1904 – Oct. 24, 1998). Quaker. Pacifist. Feminist. Physician. Actress. Writer. Speaker. Public health advocate. Sex education pioneer. Vassar College graduate (1925). M.D. degree from the University of Rochester medical school (1939). Medical Director of Planned Parenthood. President and co-founder of the Sex Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). Born in New York City. Died in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

Potrebbe essere un'immagine raffigurante 1 persona

Happy birthday, Toshi Seeger (July 1, 1922 – July 9, 2013). Pacifist. Feminist. Artist. Filmmaker. Producer. Community organizer. Environmental activist. Civil rights activist. Co-founder (with husband Pete Seeger) of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, to protect the river and surrounding wetlands. Toshi and Pete met at a square dance in New York City in 1938, when she was 16 and he was 19. They married in 1943. Born in Munich, Germany. Died in Beacon, New York. Cremated.

Potrebbe essere un'immagine raffigurante 2 persone, persone che suonano strumenti musicali e persone in piedi

On this date in 2014 (July 1st), Stephen Gaskin died. (Born Feb. 16, 1935.) Communitarian. Pacifist. Simple lifestyle advocate. Writer. Speaker. Counterculture icon. Co-founder and leader of “The Farm” in Summertown, Tennessee, one of the oldest intentional communities in the U.S. In the 1960s, Stephen ran a discussion group at San Francisco State College that attracted hundreds of students and hippies. In 1970, he went on a cross-country speaking tour, with a caravan of 60 busloads of folks in tow. Along the way they became a community. In 1971, Stephen and 320 fellow hippies purchased 1,064 acres of land in Lewis County, Tennessee. This was the beginning of “The Farm” collective. In 1976, Stephen married Ina May Middleton, who became an important leader in the community, and founder of The Farm’s Midwifery Center. Born in Denver, Colorado. Died in Summertown, Tennessee.

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We must act and dare the appropiateness and not whatever comes to our mind not floating in the likelihood but grasp the reality as brave as we can be freedom lies in action not in the absence of mind obedience knows the essence of good and satisfies it, freedom dares to act and returns God the ultimate judgment of what is right and what is wrong, Obedience performs blindly but Freedom is wide awake Freedom wants to know why, Obedience has its hands tied, Freedom is inventive obedient man respects God’s commands and by virtu of his Freedom, he creats new commands. Both Obedience and Freedom come true in responsability (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

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