‘We are not seeking a consensus, we are seeking the will of God.’
‘We are not seeking a consensus, we are seeking the will of God,’ Friends were told at Session One, as 545 screens were filled. This reading (from Quaker faith & practice 2.89) set the tone for the session, which Clare Scott Booth, clerk of Yearly Meeting (YM), introduced before nominations were formally appointed (these included Siobhan Haire of North London Area Meeting (AM) as first assistant clerk, and Adwoa Bittle of East Scotland AM as second). The gathering so far had been a ‘rich tapestry of opportunities’, said Clare (see ‘Fringe and preparatory’, page 11). Almost 2,150 people had registered, including 430 attenders, while sixty-five young people had signed up for the Children and Young People’s Programme.
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