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Leviathan

11 September 2009 | by Jenny Webb

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Biodiversity: the spice of life

04 September 2009 | by Gordon L Woodroffe

Mountain gorilla in Rwanda. | TKnoxB/flickr CC:BY

Gordon L Woodroffe shares his concerns about the importance of biodiversity As the Copenhagen summit draws nearer it is important that governments do not lose sight of the fact that the health implications on the loss of biodiversity are every bit as great as those caused by global warming. This...

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Remembering Ted Harvey

04 September 2009 | by Oliver Pickering

T Edmund Harvey, from The Daltonian (magazine of Dalton Hall, Manchester University. | Photo courtesy The Library of the Religious Society of Friends.

Oliver Pickering reports on a lecture that describes the principled life of T Edmund Harvey T Edmund (‘Ted’) Harvey (1875-1955) was the eldest of the remarkable family born to the prominent Leeds Quakers William Harvey and his wife Anna Maria, née Whiting. The story of their childhood is told...

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Contemporary British Quakers

04 September 2009 | by Hannah Brock

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The Quaker Condition: the sociology of a liberal religion, edited by Pink Dandelion and Peter Collins. Cambridge Scholars Press. ISBN: 978 1847185 65 5. £34.99 or £25 from Woodbrooke.   The Quaker Condition: the sociology of a liberal religion addresses central questions such as what is it to be a Quaker in contemporary Britain? And how...

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Research with Quakers living in Britain

04 September 2009 | by Helen Meads and Susan Robson'

The image shows some of the preparation for the book. | Susan Robson

Helen Meads and Susan Robson explain the process behind the book The Quaker Condition  Have you contributed to a Quaker research project in the last few years? Have you answered a yes/no questionnaire, reflected in an interview, or been in a group that has focused on a particular...

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What does ‘God’s will’ really mean?

31 July 2009 | by Friend | 1 comment

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This is a book about discernment, how we use the experience of God as a guide to living our lives and making decisions, both as individuals and as Quaker Meetings.

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YMG showing for student’s film

31 July 2009 | by Friend

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Multi-weavers

31 July 2009 | by Friend

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Quaker composer and weaver Nigel Morgan has arranged an afternoon concert of English Renaissance lute songs, featuring works by Thomas Campion, John Dowland and Henry Purcell. The event includes the premiere of his own ‘Improving Silence’, three songs on Quaker texts. Soprano Alice Fox, also a Quaker, will sing, and...

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A new kind of growth

31 July 2009 | by Friend

Twitter Friends of mine will know that I arrived a day late at the table. It took me some time to orientate myself, and understand some of the complexities of Yearly Meeting Gathering. The rest will no doubt follow in good time. Still, like the labourers in the vineyard, in...

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Pilgrims’ procession

17 July 2009 | by Friend

It is a long way from Lindisfarne to the coasts of Essex, but in 653AD a Celtic missionary, saint Cedd, made the voyage and used the stones of a ruined Roman fort to build the first Christian church in the territory of the East Saxons. Through a happy chance, the...

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