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CONTENTS VOL 169 NO 45 3 Thought for the Week: John Bright’s legacy Nick Wilding 4-5 News
The Angel of Death has been abroad throughout the land; you may almost hear the beating of his wings… he takes his victims from the castle of the noble, the mansion of the wealthy, and the cottage of the poor and lowly.
John Bright Bicentenary 6-7 Friend, humanitarian and pragmatist Rae Street 8-9 ‘He took his ministry into public life’ The Friend talks to Michael Bartlet 10-11 A love for what is just Howard Gregg
12-13 Experiment with Light: Beyond our shores Marisa Johnson 14 Letters 15 Friends & Meetings 16 Letters
Cover image: John Bright (16 November 1811 – 27 March 1889). Image: © Religious Society of Friends in Britain.
Quote: Words from John Bright’s speech before the House of Commons opposing the Crimean War, 1855
Image: John Bright in the Quaker coat and collar that he wore in the first years of his political life. From The Life of John Bright by George Macaulay Trevelyan.
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the Friend, 11 November 2011