Monthly Archives: January 2014

A changing climate

Much furore about the UKIP councillor who told David Cameron the flooding was due to God’s wrath at gay marriage. The best reactions have been humorous – “At least there is one UKIP member who believes climate change is man … Continue reading

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The propaganda war will not be over by Christmas

I think we are in for a long bombardment about the First World War. Today’s Telegraph for example praises the Paxman led documentary on the start of the war.  And it says the “first episode, taken as a   whole, is … Continue reading

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Pictures at an exhibition

Patrick Gale’s novel has been widely acclaimed.  It follows the fortunes of a family backward and forward in time, as the famous artist mother suffers from mental illness.  Dealing with families, sanity, artistic ability, death and grieving, and the like, it … Continue reading

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Website back up

We have had some minor difficulties following updating of the site, but hope that it will still be useful while we sort the odd thing here and there. Stephen, webservant Please like & share:

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Bunhill Fields Meeting talk about silence

Bunhill Fields Quaker Meeting House and gardens, near Old Street tube, is one of the oldest Quaker sites in London, and the final resting place of George Fox. Today it is still a vibrant base for Quaker silence and community … Continue reading

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It is ironic

Quakers are into honesty, fair dealing and this meeting has a specific concern about conditions for workers in the clothing industry… so most of our spam comes from sites which, whatever they purport to be about, are flogging ripoff of … Continue reading

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Refighting the First World War

2014 obviously marks the one hundredth anniversary of the First World War.  It seems likely to see its own trench warfare between those who want to expropriate the war to glorify nationalism and military solutions, and those who wish to use … Continue reading

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Film and exhibition for Holocaust Memorial Day

The Dugdale Centre is showing an exhibition of paintings from Holocaust survivor and Enfield resident Moshe Galili.  this runs from 20 Jan for four weeks.  There will also be a screening of the film Fateless. http://n21.net/newsandarticles/101-n21-news-items/751-watch-out-the-holocaust-exhibition-at-the-dugdale-centre-enfield-town.html Please like & share:

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Martin Scorsese’s letter to his daughter

An unlikely candidate for a Quaker blog but the film director is inspired by Quakers in his open letter to his 14 year old daughter Francesca. Writing on the L’Espresso website he ends his letter to his daughter about the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

A belated Happy New Year from Winchmore Hill Quakers. A fairly long and tedious journey to work today, but I am not moaning because I am alive, and the cause was ’someone under a train’.  This is nearly always a suicide.  Sitting … Continue reading

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