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Contents VOL 169 NO 5

3 Close the gap 4 Film highlights effect of library closure 5 Referendum result in Southern

Sudan 6 Rethinking our Peace Testimony Gordon Matthews 7 If an armed person entered… Andrew Clarke 8-9 Letters 10-11 The ministry of words Vanessa Julye and Harriet Hart 12-13 An early Quaker woman printer Trish Carn 14 The wrong silence Miriam Yagud 15 At the chink: a reflection on music AM Rossett 16 Q-eye 17 Friends & Meetings

Cover image: Ettington Meeting with its large crop of snowdrops. See page 16. Photo courtesy Ettington Meeting.

Image on this page: Front page of a catalogue for books published by Tace Sowle. See pages 12-13. Photo: Trish Carn.

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