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27 April 2007


Harnessing outrage - preview

Chas Raws asks whether Friends have something unique to offer

In his book Bury the Chains, Adam Hochschild writes of the campaign to abolish the slave trade: 'It was the first time that a large number of people in one country became outraged, and stayed outraged for years, over the plight of other people, of another colour, in other parts of the world'
  • I think 'outrage' describes the feeling of those of us who are working with and for asylum seekers in Britain – outraged by the plight of people from other parts of the world – and ashamed of the way our country is treating them
  • But are there enough of us to effect change? If not, how can we best recruit more 'outragees'? And is there a role for Quakers here?

    Chas Raws

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