Quaker renewal: Centre and boundary

Craig Barnett continues his series on Quaker renewal

Most of us are understandably wary of drawing boundaries around what counts as being a Quaker, as any boundary risks excluding someone. Yet the absence of any shared understanding of the Quaker way is experienced as an obstacle to communication and to community in many of our Meetings. It becomes ever harder to explain to newcomers what the Quaker Meeting is for, and to resolve our own practical disagreements, as our concern to include everyone makes it increasingly difficult to find a common basis for Quaker identity.

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