Tag Archives: Christianity

Fourth Sunday Focus: Silence and Waiting

Anne McNeill led a Fourth Sunday Focus on Silence, Listening, and Waiting. This is a one hour session on a prepared topic. Anne chose to use a mixture of readings, silence, and discussion. It was a deep and revealing discussion … Continue reading

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Following the Quanglican way

Good article in the Church Times about the crossover between Quakers and Anglicans.  Published to mark Quaker Week 2016.  Read it here. Please like & share:

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Women bishops

The Church of England has finally decided to have women bishops and it is likely one will be appointed in the next year or so. William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, said that “some of his best men were … Continue reading

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Prayer vigil for Meriam Ibrahim – imprisoned in Sudan for her belief

A prayer vigil for Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman under sentence of death for her Christian faith, will take place between Noon – 1pm on Saturday 14th June at St Andrew’s Church, Market Place Enfield Town EN2 6LL Please come for … Continue reading

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A Christian nation?

It’s a funny thing, standing up and saying Britain is a Christian nation.  (Even if you immediately qualify it by saying atheists are moral and other religions are valid too.) It smacks of dog whistle politics, a statement made because … Continue reading

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Peace activists cleared

Five Christian activists were cleared today of obstructing access to an arms fair.  The activists were strongly supported by individual Quakers in the two day case, also by the general secretary of the URC and Rowan Williams. The activists argued that … Continue reading

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B and B owners lose gay case

The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that two B and B owners who were committed Christians could not refuse to allow a same sex couple to stay in their property. The Society of Friends, when the equalities legislation was going … Continue reading

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Should we update the book?

Area meeting considered a gripping issue – should we revise Quaker Faith and Practice, “the Red Book”?   We had a deep discussion which showed that people had a range of views and we are not sure, as a local or … Continue reading

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Your faith your finance website

Impressive new website just launched by the Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility (ECCR) and Quaker Peace & Social Witness (QPSW). The ‘your faith your finance’ website – http://www.yourfaithyourfinance.org - contains facts, links and case-studies covering issues ranging from banking and shopping to … Continue reading

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Amnesty urges blogging for human rights

http://www2.amnesty.org.uk/blogs/ether/one-global-conversation-human-rights-blog-action-day Any thoughtful look round the world will notice the vast difference in the rights and opportunities people have.  Whether it is struggling just to get an education, or to criticise arbitrary authority, or to express one’s religion or lack … Continue reading

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