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15 August 2008


Letters - preview
THOU SHALT… get some feedback
There has been some correspondence on these pages about the key message for Quaker Week: Thou shalt (in gothic script) decide for yourself
  • No one telling you what to believe, just the peace and quiet to work it out for yourself
  • It seems to give the impression that Quakerism lacks backbone and is completely DIY

  • However, the important issue must be how this message comes across to enquirers rather than how we 'seasoned Quakers' perceive it
  • Consequently, when I noticed a few new faces in our Malvern Meeting for Worship I decided to sound them out
  • Four people responded to my request during notices and ambled over to me
  • The poster received a unanimous thumbs up
  • Feedback included: 'that's the best poster I've seen' and 'it's a really powerful message'


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