As Jeffrey A. Lockwood writes in his column for UU World, “a moral life means not merely believing the right things but doing good works.” There’s much debate in the world of religion about doing … [Read more...] about Do (practical) good
One of the themes of Ray’s journals (and life in general) was a question: Is it possible to lead an authentic life within the bounds of traditional society? He had tried during his … [Read more...] about Life in community or outside it?
Note from Ed Sabin: "Katharina 'Traindel' Kleiner, one of my sisters' friends at the Bruderhof, died recently in Mexico. The following is an account written by Bette Bohlken-Zumpe, illustrating not … [Read more...] about A Tribute: Traindel Kleiner, by Bette Bohlken-Zumpe
My parents, Kurt Zimmermann and Annemarie (Marianne) Hilbert Zimmermann, joined the Rhönbruderhof separately in early 1930. Ray Sabin makes reference to them several times in his journals. They must … [Read more...] about Life Stories from the Bruderhof: Hans Zimmermann
My sisters are a few years older than me, and I’m sure their experience at the Bruderhof was somewhat different than mine. I lived with my parents in a two-room cottage in Ibate, while the girls … [Read more...] about Traindel’s songbook
Starting near the end of 1953, Ray’s journals are peppered with mentions of Teresa Hsu, a nurse who arrived from Wheathill, a Bruderhof in Britain. At first she appears as just one of the many new … [Read more...] about Life Stories from the Bruderhof: Teresa Hsu