Eye - 28 February 2020

Eye spied

Modern… quiet… freedom… inspiration… eagle-eyed readers have spotted Friends popping up in the leaves of a number of books, newspapers and magazines in recent months.

As Young Friends General Meeting (YFGM) prepared to gather in York last weekend, the i newspaper featured the voices of Young Friends. Jak Hutchcraft, in an article published on 17 February, described the historical roots and concerns of Quakerism and wove in the experiences of modern Young Friends. The writer found their preconceptions challenged: ‘What I found during my time with Young Friends wasn’t the archaic and arcane group I was expecting, but something that felt very modern and fluid.’

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