Dunblane Friends

Robin Davis reflects on the jubilee celebrations at Dunblane Meeting in Scotland and the life of Friends there

Friends at the ceilidh. | Photo: Peter Hancock.

The life of a religious society consists in something more than the body of principles it professes and the outer garments of organisation which it wears. These things have their own importance: they embody the society to the world, and protect it from the chance and change of circumstance; but the springs of life lie deeper, and often escape recognition. They are to be found in the vital union of the members of the society with God and with one another, a union which allows the free flowing through the society of the spiritual life which is its strength.

William Charles Braithwaite, 1905

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