the friend online
05 October 2007


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Many ways to reach out
There used to be a notice on an automatic drinks vending machine in the canteen of one of the adult education colleges in Leicester
  • The notice read: 'It is not possible for your cup to overflow'

  • This year's Quaker Week has shown me the truth in that
  • If we give, we get back
  • If we try – even if some of what we do doesn't work out – we strengthen our communities, our sense of purpose, our own witness

  • Sometimes, our actions have been brave
  • Naturally shy people have donned bright red t-shirts and stood in shopping arcades answering difficult questions (so what, exactly, do you believe then?)
  • Significant (for us) money has been spent advertising in newspapers, on the London Underground and the backs of buses
  • New meetings have been held in new places, at new times, amongst new people, when we are already busy with the 1001 other tasks required of us
  • Friends have been on the radio, writing articles, holding debates
  • The effort has been amazing

  • Rachel Rees & Bob Lovett

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    News round-up
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    Meryl Shimmin
    Rachel Rees & Bob Lovett
    Low wage Britain continues
    Alan Sealy
    Liturgies of Quakerism
    C Wess Daniels
    Andy Goldsworthy at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
    Jez Smith
    Dolobran Annual Gathering
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