‘What’s your perfect Quaker Meeting?’ ‘A swimming pool.’

How do we include more people in our Society? Shivani Daxini reports from Quaker Life Representative Council at Woodbrooke.

'There is no reason why community cannot be found in a swimming pool on a Sunday morning...' | Photo: Angelo Pantazis / Unsplash.

‘In a true community we will not choose our companions, for our choices are so often limited by self-serving motives. Instead, our companions will be given to us by grace. Often they will be persons who will upset our settled view of self and world. In fact, we might define true community as the place where the person you least want to live with always lives.’ Quaker faith & practice, 10.19 (Parker J Palmer, 1997).

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