Issue 25-02-2011

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Egypt:  a quiet revolution

24 Feb 2011 | by Julian Stargardt

Some eyebrows were raised at Jesus Lane Meeting in September 1984 when, as a young Friend newly returned from Turkey, I noted similarities between Islam and Friends, such as testimonies to truth, integrity, peace, equality and justice, and also no ordained priesthood. ‘Islam’, derived from the word for ‘peace’, means submission...

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Boycott, divestment & sanctions: supporting both sides

FREE 24 Feb 2011 | by Friendweb

We write in response to Simon Gray’s article (18 February).

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Doing business with Quakers

24 Feb 2011 | by Kevin Redpath

It is not much fun, sometimes, doing business with Quakers. I say this lovingly as a birthright Friend who is immensely proud of his Quaker inheritance, is challenged and inspired by its testimonies, and happily gives his time voluntarily to the Society as a central committee member, prison visitor and...

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Striking a balance: training and pay

FREE 24 Feb 2011 | by Martina Weitsch

George Fox called us to ‘Be patterns, be examples’ and, without wishing to sound like a public relations agency for Quakers, I think sometimes we have examples of good practice in our midst that are worth highlighting and even celebrating.

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Rise in problem gambling

FREE 24 Feb 2011 | by Symon Hill

Roulette wheel. | Photo: Håkan Dahlström/Flickr CC.

Problem gambling in the UK has risen sharply since gambling regulations were relaxed just over three years ago. The latest Gambling Prevalence Study suggests that the number of problem gamblers has risen from around 260,000 to 400,000 since 2007.

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Work for life

24 Feb 2011 | by Elaine Pryce

When by chance, in a local library, I saw reports of the devastating floods and landslides around Medellin City, Colombia, South America, I had sound reason to panic. I have a son who lives there. The mind runs riot at such times, I discovered, and the heart lunges into a...

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ACTS of worship

24 Feb 2011 | by Elizabeth Brown

David Bowgett and Michael Hennessey, both former Anglicans, speaking at a recent workshop provoked us to explore worship through the ACTS of Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplication that are central to the Anglican way. It proved fascinating to see the debts that we as Quakers owe to our roots and...

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Letters - 25 February 2011

24 Feb 2011 | by Friendweb

Supporting both sides I think Simon Gray is right in principle but wrong in practice (Supporting both sides, 18 February). I make sure I buy no goods from Israel unless I know that they have not been produced on stolen land. This usually means buying olive oil through my Meeting grown...

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Governments urged to cancel Egyptian debt

24 Feb 2011 | by Symon Hill

Western governments have been urged to cancel debts built up by the Mubarak regime in Egypt.

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Protests at Barclays

24 Feb 2011 | by Symon Hill

Quakers have held a Meeting for Worship in a high street bank as part of a protest against corporate tax avoidance. Around twenty Friends peacefully entered Barclay’s Bank in Cornmarket, Oxford, on Saturday and sat down in the public area.

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Inspiring women

24 Feb 2011 | by Symon Hill

Three Quakers are among the 100 most inspiring women in the Midlands, according to a list published by Oxfam ahead of International Women’s Day.

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Eye - 25 February 2011

24 Feb 2011 | by Eye

The remarkable early Quaker Elizabeth Hooton recently appeared at Stourbridge Meeting, our Friend John Lampen tells Eye, in the form of Lynn Morris’ one-woman show ‘Lover of Souls’.

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