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14 November 2008


Letters - preview
A framework for action
My words were accurately quoted in your article on the framework for action (31 October)
  • But they were the only positive part of my very critical comments

  • The content of the framework is so bland that anyone of any religion or political party could happily subscribe to it
  • I suggested: ‘The framework could have identified the problems and difficulties that we face as a Society
  • It could have suggested ways to find solutions to these difficulties
  • It could have highlighted what Quakers do best and most effectively, suggested what resources might be needed and how we could find them and use them wisely
  • It could have provided advice and guidance to Quaker decision-makers or have given an inspiring vision of the Quaker world
  • ’ I went on: ‘The framework avoids all these temptations, and their uncomfortable controversy
  • ’ At the end I answered the question on the back page: ‘And how will we know when we have achieved what we set out to do?’ with ‘Perhaps when we have specific, measurable, achievable, realistic time limited objectives?’

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