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02 November 2007


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Are Quakers Christian?
Rosemary Moore (12 October) suggests that new Friends are misled if they are not told that 'the majority of Quakers worldwide are Christian evangelicals'

  • But most enquirers here in Britain want to know about British Quakerism
  • What really would mislead them is a failure to stress the diversity that has increasingly characterised modern, liberal, unprogrammed Quakerism here in the country of its birth

  • I suggest that it is precisely this diversity and openness that attracts enquirers who are seeking an escape from religion based on creeds and dogmas
  • To affirm the evident truth that there are, within BYM (and other unprogrammed YMs around the world), Christian Quakers, Universalist Quakers, Pagan Quakers, Humanist Quakers and Nontheist Quakers, is simply to affirm that variety is the spice of modern Quaker life!

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