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12 September 2008

Britain Yearly Meeting

Mission impossible? Friends seek to respond to the World Council of Churches - preview

Translating Quaker beliefs into a common church language is a challenging prospect. Can it work? Judy Kirby heard the discussion

Speaking in a foreign tongue may be essential for understanding in a multilingual, multi-denominational world, but are the dangers of misinterpreting faith too great?

Last Saturday when Meeting for Sufferings concentrated on a draft response to the World Council of Churches drive to reach a common statement on faith, it was told: ‘This document is not addressed to Quakers’
  • Instead, it had been written in the language of established churches
  • ‘The Quaker Committee for Christian and Interfaith Relations QCCIR is acting as translator of what Quakers have to say’, explained its clerk Janet Scott
  • But the words of the response to The Nature and Mission of the Church were strange to the ears of some
  • In a long yet thoughtful discussion, these misgivings surfaced

  • Judy Kirby

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