(This is a part of my “Top Ten things that drive me crazy about Quakers” list.)
3. The separation of Jesus and social action
I know that the identity wars among Quakers in the early 20th century were painful and rooted in the deep convictions of Friends who disagreed. But I honestly donâ€™t understand how or why those disagreements came about. What seems so incredibly unique about the Quaker message is that intimacy with Jesus birthed world-changing activism. If you love Jesus, why wouldnâ€™t you want to join him to change the world? And if you want to change the world, how (and why) would you do it without Jesus?