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14 March 2008

Strengthening the British Quaker community - preview

Phil Lucas, clerk of Quaker Life Central Committee, reports on the launch of Quaker Life’s Supporting Meetings Network

The Quaker community which is Britain Yearly Meeting stands at a fascinating point in its history
  • Most of us are now Friends by convincement, having found a spiritual home in an open and tolerant Religious Society which recognises the inadequacy of words to express deepest meaning and so bases its worship in silence, which seeks to demonstrate the belief that every person has access to the God, the Good, the Light which dwells within each one and which puts testimony, the practical living out of faith through action, at the very heart of faith
  • The minority of us who have been raised in our Society and the many who have come home to it believe it is a living and changing tradition which is beautifully placed to meet the spiritual needs of seeking people in these turbulent times, of those who have understood that truth lies beyond simplistic certainties and can only be found by trying to live its values

  • Phil Lucas

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