Friends in Europe know a lot about isolation. Tracey Martin and George Thurley enquire

‘It is an opportunity to put more time into meditative prayer and develop one’s inner life.’

‘With forced inactivity, one’s devotional life becomes more important.’ | Photo: by Sarah Kilian on Unsplash.

You have been part of a busy Quaker community. You meet for worship every week and are busy on committees, as a role holder, in the local community. Suddenly, that stops. You have to find new ways to connect, to continue your spiritual journey, to bear witness in the world. Sound familiar? We reached out to Friends in Europe who had had this experience long before lockdown. These Friends, because of work or family or personal reasons, found themselves without a local Meeting. What did they do? What can we learn from them?

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