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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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Food, Friends and Fellowship

17 July 2009 | by Friend

Food, Friends and Fellowship begins with a little about Quakers and sharing, then starts like any good meal with a grace. The introduction is followed by the recipes in sections: first we get ‘sweet things’ and then ‘savouries and things’; the savouries section being subdivided into soups, salads, fish, meat...

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Quiet sensibility and unobtrusive skill

10 July 2009 | by Friend

The Cinder Path by Andrew Motion. Faber and Faber.  ISBN: 978 057124 492 8. £12.99.

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Allotments are back in fashion!

04 June 2009 | by Laura Dantonio

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Judy Kirby recalls the Allotment Committee’s work from 1926 to 1946 and Molly Scott Cato looks at the current Stroud Cooperative Agriculture project

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Remembering the treasure we have in each other

03 June 2009 | by Laura Dantonio

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Quakers from Britain Yearly Meeting have supported people and programmes in former Yugoslavia for eighteen years. The formal institutional support has now come to an end. The former Quaker representatives in the region tell us what was done

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Committed partnerships and marriage: the issue is equality not ‘what people do in bed’

03 June 2009 | by Laura Dantonio

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Lesbian, gay and bisexual Quakers, meeting at the end of April, were united in the view that Britain Yearly Meeting’s response to the recognition of same-sex committed partnerships must be focused on equality and not on ‘what people do in bed’. The planned sessions at Yearly...

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