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12 October 2007


Was I right to become a Quaker? - preview

Toni Berry of Norwich & Lynn MM has doubts after Meeting for Sufferings shied away from immediately challenging the law on gay marriage

I became a Quaker because, among other things, I so admired the way Quakers, from the 1640s to the present day, have always been in the vanguard of change, where matters of justice and peace are concerned

  • Imagine my dismay, then, and that of many other Friends, I am sure, when the report came back from Meeting for Sufferings, that Quakers have decided the time is not yet ripe for Friends to challenge the law preventing gay men and women from dedicating their lives together, in a Quaker Meeting house, in the same way as heterosexuals

  • Toni Berry

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    Ann Carline Gilks, 26 October
    Bravo, this friend speaks my mind!


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