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the Friend INDEPENDENT QUAKER JOURNALISM SINCE 1843

28 June 2019 | Volume 177, No 26

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News

Refugee Week, Glastonbury, and more

Letters

A powerful fellow-labourer

An early Friend’s story

Poem

There Never Was Such A Goose

Thought for the week

The kitchen sink Countering hate crime UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Young, rebellious and urgent Seeing parallels with early Friends

Review Hester and Sophie Friends & Meetings

4 Rebecca Hardy

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8 Gil Skidmore

10 Jonathan Wooding

11 Judy Clinton

12 Marian Liebmann

14 Judith Roads

16 Alice Hardy

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Children have an uncanny knack of knowing the difference between living ministry, as opposed to words that are injected into the meeting for their good. This is why I feel Friends should at any time avoid deliberately speaking to children, for it usually means speaking down to them. In fact it is an excellent discipline for anyone who speaks in meeting to try to use words and ideas that can be understood by children, and yet speak to the condition of all present, because they arise from the profound depths which,

in fact, produce things that are truly simple.

George Gorman, 1973 Quaker faith & practice 2.74

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