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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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Some quotes from the Pope

Its worth trying to find the whole interview where he says he wants women in the church to have more power, says more disciplinary issues should be dealt with locally and not by the Vatican, and he criticises the authoritarian … 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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True silence…

True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment. It is a great virtue: it covers folly, keeps secrets, avoids disputes, and prevents sin. William Penn Chosen … Continue reading

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Quaker worship

“For me the focused, expectant silence of the meeting was like nothing I’d ever experienced. Birdsong or traffic noises would mingle with the occasional cough, or creak of a seat, within the room. And after perhaps 10 minutes there would … Continue reading

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