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27 February 2009


‘Big countries: few Quakers’ and the tyranny of distance - preview

Oliver Robertson analyses a report from Canadian Friends on how they and Australian Quakers can make best use of their resources

If you’re concerned about the problems that Quakers in Britain face finding people to fill committee positions and travelling to Meetings, spare a thought for Friends in Canada and Australia

  • In both these countries, millions of square kilometres large and with around 1,000 Quakers each, Friends have been considering how to best organise themselves to minimise travel distance, costs and environmental footprints
  • As part of this, and mirroring the new emphasis in Britain Yearly Meeting’s framework for action on working together, two Canadian Quakers recently travelled to Australia to see what they could learn

  • Oliver Robertson

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