Open door policy: Fred Ashmore on how London Quakers created a safe space for conversation

‘There was a good deal of deep discussion and discernment.’

‘The progress we achieved through simple Quakerly processes was very encouraging.’

Quakers, we hope, can speak their mind among Friends, and feel safe to do so. But this has not always been the case. The contentious matters of sex and gender, for example, have been difficult to approach for some, and so London Quakers have endeavoured to provide a space in which Friends can feel safe to talk about these issues.

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