I was thinking recently about a conflict in the Meeting where I'm sojourning. And then I found myself thinking back on conflicts -- and potential conflicts that never were -- in other Meetings and Quaker organizations I am or have been part of.
I posted the following to Facebook:
...reflecting today that whenever I've been really angry over, disturbed about, or hurt by a conflict in a Quaker meeting or organization I've been part of, the real root of my pain hasn't been the conflict, but a lack of Quaker process. Whereas the most potentially terrible conflicts have been transformed in the deepest love through worshipful decision-making, leading-seeking, and truth-seeking together.
Thoughts? Reflections on your own experience?
What are the parallels or analogs in Pagan groups or organizations?