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CONTENTS – VOL 168 NO 34 3 Trident: surprising allies as costs row escalates 4 Activists make mountain stand 5 Pakistan’s floods: a human crisis 6 Justice system advices and queries John Myhill 7 A Quaker trust and its trustees Roger Seal 8-9 Letters 10-11 Joy in the work Maggie Hunt 12 Outside from the Inside Billy, Gavin, Ken and others 13 Worshipful space Mike Tooby 14 Flesh defeated, spirit undimmed Ken Veitch 15 Quakers in a seventh century steeple house Adrian Smith 16 Q-Eye 17 Friends & Meetings

Cover image: Part of the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas. Photo: Michael/flickr CC:BY. See page 13. Images on this page: After nine months the scaffolding is down! Ifield Quaker Meeting House was built in 1676 and is Grade I listed. The stonework has been stabilised, the oak window frames repaired and, thanks to donations totalling £6,475, the bill for the specialist restoration of their original leaded light windows has been paid. Ifield Friends say that they are deeply grateful to Friends for this help and are very much heartened by their support and encouragement.

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the Friend, 20 August 2010