Issue 26-08-2016

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Thought for the Week: Letting the Light sing

FREE 25 Aug 2016 | by Roswitha Jarman

Walking to Meeting I saw, overhead, dark grey clouds moving that were rimmed with a golden colour, a stimulus to reflect on the Light within and the Light beyond: the Ocean of Light at work?

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Faith in the workplace

25 Aug 2016 | by Raymond Mgadzah

Friends are prompted to ‘live their faith’ through their actions in the world. One important area in which many Quakers do this is in the workplace. It is a challenge that individual Friends approach in a variety of ways. These encompass not only the careers they choose, but how they...

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From the archive: The war and children

25 Aug 2016 | by Janet Scott

Sidcot Service Corps. | Photo: The Friend.

At the Yearly Meeting in 1916 two sessions were devoted to children and one to education. The edition of the Friend on 2 June contained extensive reports on Yearly Meeting and on these sessions. Maurice Whitlow highlighted the fact that, initially, children had made an amazing contribution to the ‘war effort’.

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Our dark side

25 Aug 2016 | by Maureen Anderson

'It does seem to me that our purpose here on earth is to learn to control our dark side...' | Photo: Pam Corey / flickr CC.

Talking with a friend I mentioned that, as a Quaker, I was aware of my dark side. She was confused and disturbed. To me it is self-evident. Faced in my early twenties with a situation that threatened my very identity and which left me bipolar, I have some insight into...

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Refugee

25 Aug 2016 | by Voirrey Faragher

A UN Refugee Agency Sports Day in India: Refugee children celebrated their bonds through love of sport and ended the day raising their team balloons to the sky. | Photo: Rignam Wangkhang / flickr CC.

We cross deserts, we walk the line, cross oceans to find our way from where we were crushed and conquered,

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American Friends in solar drive

25 Aug 2016 | by Tara Craig

Protesting outside PECO. | Photo: Owen Biddle.

The Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) in America hopes to encourage a Pennsylvania utility firm to source twenty per cent of the electricity it sells from local solar panels by 2025.

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Woodbrooke appointment

25 Aug 2016 | by Tara Craig

Rhiannon Grant of Watford Meeting has been appointed tutor for Quaker roles at the Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre in Birmingham.

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Changes in store for microcredit project

25 Aug 2016 | by Tara Craig

The Quaker Congo Partnership (QCP) is to provide additional training for participants in its microcredit project.

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Jamaica YM celebrates 75 years

25 Aug 2016 | by Tara Craig

Friends came together in Jamaica on the weekend of 19-21 August to celebrate the seventy-fifth Yearly Meeting of the Friends Church on the island.

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Japanese group enjoys seeing Quaker sights

25 Aug 2016 | by Tara Craig

A group of students from the Friends School in Tokyo visited the Quaker Tapestry Museum in Kendal on 12 August.

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New Rowntree report highlights the ‘left behind’

FREE 25 Aug 2016 | by The Friend Newsdesk

A new report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) shows that people living in thousands of deprived areas, particularly in cities, are disconnected from the jobs on offer and often lack the skills to take up available roles.

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Stories of Welsh Quakers taken on tour

25 Aug 2016 | by Tara Craig

Local storyteller Carol Pearce is bringing the stories of Montgomeryshire Quakers in the seventeenth century to a wide audience on her current tour.

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Refugee project survey

25 Aug 2016 | by Tara Craig

The Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network (QARN) and the Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) are collecting information from Friends on concerns and actions relating to refugees and asylum seekers.

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The Pied Piper

25 Aug 2016 | by Bill Bingham

In 1957 I received a small brown envelope that contained my call-up papers to join the British army as a national serviceman. I was eighteen years of age. After some training I was sent to Bavaria to intercept Communist military transmissions. It was very interesting work, especially since we knew that ...

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Academies for Quakers

25 Aug 2016 | by Nick Tyldesley

‘Academisation’ is one of those ugly, newly minted words that has entered the language and whose popularity will probably soon enter the Oxford English Dictionary.

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Letters - 26 August 2016

25 Aug 2016 | by The Friend

Public nuisance Like Eunice Gillingham (19 August), I am also incredulous – not at the image of those engaged in nonviolent protest against our nation’s ownership of weapons of mass destruction – but rather that a fellow Friend should think antisocial behaviour to be somehow not Quakerly. We belong to a tradition...

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