As the title suggests, I am a political leftist, with involvements in peace, socialist, anarchist, feminist, anti-racist, and other activist concerns and organizations. Most Quakers are pacifists, and some are basically leftist, but many Quakers are quite comfortably middle-class. Although I was born into a preacher's family and my parents were college educated, we were always lower middle or working-class. I have always felt estranged from our society, whether on racism, capitalism, sexism, or militarism.
As a Quaker, I will also blog about religion in various forms. I am involved with FGC's Christian and Interfaith Relations Committee and want to see Quakerism become more aggressively universalist and interfaith. World peace requires that religions get along, so there is more than enough work there.