Monthly Archives: July 2012

What it means to be a Quaker today

Well-known Quaker broadcaster Geoffrey Durham recently gave an insightful and moving presentation on”What it means to be a Quaker today” at our annual conference (Yearly Meeting). It is too long to post in its entirety but here are the links to … Continue reading

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Is lying ever acceptable?

In a recent meeting for worship we were asked whether lying was ever acceptable. It led on to a fascinating and stimulating meeting for worship in which Friends shared their experience from family, educational, and work lives about the challenges … Continue reading

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Olympic Prayer

Prayer At the start of the Olympic Games inLondonwe turn to God and one another in prayer for peace and co-operation between all peoples. The Games include men and women of all nationalities and faiths. May we learn from them … Continue reading

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The pursuit of happiness

  The Government’s Happiness Survey has been widely ridiculed.  But government concern with the people’s happiness is neither new – its in the constitution of the United States (although it may have been a euphemism for the pursuit of property … Continue reading

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Towards Wholeness programme launched

  Towards Wholeness is a personal growth group, organised by members of this meeting.  It meets twice a month – not in August; their latest programme is here S Please like & share:

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N21 festival success

The Meeting House was the venue for the evening talks and the historical exhibition.   These were very well attended, and the organisers of the Festival should be congratulated on their achievements.   I’ve fallen behind on the blog by … Continue reading

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Heretics?

I think all the heretics I have known have been virtuous men (and women!). They have the virtue of fortitude or they would not venture to own their heresy; and they cannot afford to be deficient in any of the … Continue reading

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John Greenleaf Whittier

The American Quaker poet is less well regarded today because his language often sounds old fashioned.  What is interesting is how this traditional Quaker Christian shows the openness of Quakers to spiritual guidance now, and how having a Christian path … Continue reading

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LGBT issues

Within 24 hours the American Episcopalians have announced they will bless same sex couples and the British United Reformed Church have said they will allow individual churches to decide whether to conduct civil partnerships on their premises.  (Their statement says … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on clothing concern…

Winchmore Hill Quakers are developing a specific concern – a religiously tested campaign – on the exploitation of people and planet in the clothing industry.  This is currently being discussed in our Area organisation to see if they also feel … Continue reading

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