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23 February 2007

Feeding the curious - preview

Richard Hilken explores one Meeting’s approach to outreach

Everyone who is interested in outreach to the multitude who have not heard of Quakerism and who feel that there should be more to life than subscribing to a set of beliefs laid down by another society for another age, will recognise that we need a variety of approaches to make ourselves accessible
  • The one that will not work is for us to sit back and assume that people will be led to us by chance
  • In today's world where fundamentalists peddle their solutions, we need to show that religion is about living, not about quick-fix doctrines – and we need to tell them, in any way we can, since we do not feature on most people's mental maps
  • This is a problem which is faced by all the mystical approaches to religion
  • We cannot offer a universal panacea, but we can offer something of great value, we offer a seeking, welcoming and open-minded community

  • Richard Hilken

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