Meeting for Sufferings: Digital discernment

Meeting for Sufferings 2-4 October took place online for the second time

‘We know moral norms have changed. What are the moral norms today that we do not see but will be regarded as wrong in the future?’


October’s Meeting for Sufferings (MfS) was originally planned as a residential gathering at Woodbrooke. Those Meetings offer representatives a good amount of time for reflection and fellowship, so it was perhaps this reminder of life before Covid restrictions that contributed to what was, at times, a somewhat sombre online gathering. The Society was already in a period of some financial recalibration when the virus hit, and Friends were clearly conscious of the pandemic’s impact on Quaker activities, particularly at Friends House and Woodbrooke.

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