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High Leigh flush with eco-friendly developments

20 January 2010 | by Jez Smith | 0 comments

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Communicating the messages

20 January 2010 | by Jez Smith | 0 comments

‘Clear and simple go a long way’, explained Rachel Rees, head of Quaker communications and fundraising of Britain Yearly Meeting, explaining the role of Meeting for Sufferings as communicator and the important part to be played by representatives. Rachel emphasised the need for representatives to listen to the mood in...

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Yearly Meeting themes

20 January 2010 | by Jez Smith | 0 comments

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Trustees give thumbs up to contributions and donations

20 January 2010 | by Jez Smith | 0 comments

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Same-sex marriage update

20 January 2010 | by Jez Smith | 0 comments

Carry on! That was the overwhelming message to Michael Hutchinson and Church Government Advisory Group working on implementation of Britain Yearly Meeting’s 2009 minute on same-sex marriage. Michael had come to Meeting for Sufferings to give an update and looking for a ‘steer’ on how they proceed. If anything, change...

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Same-sex marriage update

FREE 20 January 2010 | by Jez Smith | 0 comments

Crucial questions about Quaker marriage procedure remain open as Friends continue to work on revisions to the marriage chapter of Quaker faith and practice.  The revision was triggered by last year’s decision to carry out same-sex marriage on the same basis as mixed-sex marriage. Friends will seek unity...

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Spiritual nurture

20 January 2010 | by Jez Smith | 0 comments

‘Quaker Life exists for no lesser purpose than to ensure that the spiritual life of every member of every Meeting… can be enriched and deepened’, explained Gerald Hewitson of Quaker Life central committee. Gerald explained that the key areas that Quaker Life works in are faith and practice, diversity and...

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Campaigners call for ‘genuine rethink about security’

20 January 2010 | by Friend web | 0 comments

Current political debates on military spending are doing little more than tinkering at the edges, according to two religious peace organisations who are encouraging Christians to call for a ‘genuine rethink about security’.  Government critics have demanded greater spending on equipment for troops in Afghanistan, resulting in a government ...

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Australian Friends call on government to allow same-sex marriage

20 January 2010 | by Friend web | 0 comments

Australian Quakers are following the example of Friends in Britain by urging their government to recognise same-sex marriages.  Quakers plan to practise ‘full marriage equality’ throughout the country, while calling for the law to be amended to give equal recognition to all marriages, regardless of the gender or sexuality...

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Becoming Friends: a guide on your Quaker journey

20 January 2010 | by Symon Hill | 0 comments

A course promoting new and flexible approaches to exploring Quakerism has attracted a high take-up rate within days of becoming available.  ‘Becoming Friends: Living and learning with Quakers’ allows newcomers to choose different issues and styles of learning, engaging with the material either alone or in groups. Within three...

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