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Contents Vol 166 No 41

3-5 News

3 American conscientious objector wins reprieve

4 Prompt action on alcohol?

5 UK children inadequately protected, says UN

6 International financial crisis Robin Robison

7 Comment John Cooper and Ellen Moxley

8-9 Letters

10-11 Yesterday’s witness – sixty years on Jill Inskip

12 Quaker Girls (and Friends) Margaret Crompton

13 Sculptures by Jurinder Lamba Diana and John Lampen

14 A state of uncertainty Gwen Prince

15 Judge not...

16 q-eye: a wry look at the Quaker world

17 Friends & Meetings

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