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the Friend INDEPENDENT QUAKER JOURNALISM SINCE 1843
CONTENTS VOL 170 NO 18
3 Thought for the Week:
Our Prayer Stephen Yeo 4-5 News 6 Quakers in dialogue Richard Seebohm 7 Only those who see Hilary Sidwell 8-9 Letters 10-11 Culture and conscience David Gee 12-13 Epistle from the
Sixth World Conference 14 A Peace of Africa Review by Marian Liebmann 15 Life Lines Review by Malcolm Elliott 16 q-eye: a look at the Quaker world 17 Friends & Meetings
Cover image: National Gallery, London. Photo: Masochismtango / flickr CC. See pages 10-11.
‘We greet you amid the beauty of the Rift Valley, surrounded by the welcoming embrace of Kenyan Friends.’
After the Friends World Committee for Consulation’s Sixth World Conference near Nakuru in Kenya, many Friends travelled to appreciate the beauties of Africa before returning home. Above are the flamingoes on Lake Naivashu.
(See pages 14-15 for the complete Epistle.)
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the Friend, 4 May 2012 Thought for the Week
God in all of us remembered be your name. Our re- public come, our wills be one for all, and all for one. Herewewillgrow,reap, grind, knead, bake then slice our daily bread. Trespasses?Themeasure for mercy is ours: we ask for no more than we give. Lead us not into temptation, which is to strip the evil which occurs with good in ‘us’ and stick it onto ‘them’. For ours is the human condition, the power and the story of Now and Again · recurringAmen.
Stephen Yeo Oxford Meeting
Afew years ago Stephen Yeo published ‘A Lord’s Prayer’ in the Friends Quarterly along with some other poems. The 9:30am Meeting for Worship in Oxford is normally a quiet one. On 1 April an unusual, ‘string of pearls’, set of ministries focused on the Lord’s Prayer, particularly on the meaning of the word ‘trespasses’. Following Meeting, Stephen went home and revised his Quakerly version of this prayer.
the Friend, 4 May 2012