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Yes to the troops, no to the wars

18 September 2009 | by Larry Ingle

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Yes to the troops, No to the wars: Quaker House, 40 Years of front-line peace witness by Chris McCallum. Fayetteville, NC: Quaker House. ISBN: 0-945177-51-8. $15.95.  Quakers have an interesting history: mostly middle to upper middle class, they have recently had relatively little contact with the working class world...

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From sea to the Oval Office

18 September 2009 | by Libby Perkins

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HMS Resolute and how she prevented a war: from the Canadian Arctic to the President’s desk by Elizabeth Matthews. Auxilium ab Alto Press. ISBN 978 0 155203 96 3. £9.99.  Did you wonder why Barack Obama was taking his place in the Oval Office behind the ‘Resolute desk’? This novel of historical fiction provides...

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A personal portrait of India

18 September 2009 | by Jennifer Kavanagh

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Ashram Diary by Thomas Matus. O Books. ISBN: 978 1846941 61 0. £11.99.  Diaries and journals have a particular attraction. Informality, intimacy, and immediate impressions open up the writer’s mind and heart to the page.  These diaries cover the years from 1984 to 2004, years during which Matus, a Benedictine monk from the New...

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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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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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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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The life you can save

17 July 2009 | by Friend

On your way to work you pass an unaccompanied toddler, drowning in a shallow pond. ‘Wading in is safe and easy, but you will ruin your new shoes… get your suit wet and muddy… and be late for work.’ Practically everyone would agree that you have a moral duty to...

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