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the Friend INDEPENDENT QUAKER JOURNALISM SINCE 1843

CONTENTS VOL 167 NO 39 3-5 News 3 Alternative economies? 4 Bournville connections celebrated at Rugby

Meeting House centenary 5 Saving the bees – an update 6 For better, for worse

T J (Bill) Schaeffer 7 Comment

Robin Waterston and Lyn Wilson 8-9 Letters 10-11 Woolgathering: no particular goal in mind

Ian Wright 12-13 Arts and conflict 12 Three special places

R N Clarke 13 Talk and tango

Fiona Foulkes 14 Friends at the forefront of City of

Sanctuary Movement Craig Bartlett 15 A new landscape

Sarah Alldred 16 q-eye: a Quaker look at the world 17 Friends & Meetings

Maureen Miller has asked us to tell readers that payment for her book, A Heart to Help, (21 August) should be made payable to Hardshaw and Mann Area Meeting NOT Southport Quaker Meeting.

Cover image: Cannock Chase’s German War Cemetery. Image: R N Clarke. See page 12. Images on this page: Rugby Meeting House. Photo: John Hall. See page 4. Making skeps, traditional straw beehives. However, the majority of modern beekeepers use a Langstroth hive. Photo: MykReeve/Wikipedia CC:BY. See page 5.

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the Friend, 25 September 2009