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18 July 2008


FUM Triennial news - preview
FUM looks to peacemaking to avoid gay issues
Quakers meeting in the US have caused both relief and disappointment by not debating Friends United Meeting's (FUM) policy on employing homosexuals at the body's triennial gathering in High Point, North Carolina

  • FUM, the umbrella body representing Christ-centred and evangelical Quakers from across North America and Africa, had its 2002 and 2005 triennials overshadowed by the issue, which relates to the organisation's personnel policy agreed nineteen years ago
  • That policy states that employees of FUM are not to engage in sex outside marriage, understood to be between a man and a woman

  • Oliver Robertson

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