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INDEPENDENT QUAKER JOURNALISM SINCE 1843
CONTENTS – VOL 168 NO 42 3 Quaker week celebrations 4 Meeting for Sufferings 5 Early Day Motion tabled to increase armed forces recruitment age 6 Welcome to Utopia Paul Green 7 A day without oil Sunniva Taylor 8-9 Letters 10-11 An interview with Geoffrey Durham 12 Quiet among busyness Andrew Rendle 13 The Word Rowena Loverance 14 Nuclear disarmament – and the sanctity of life Frank Boulton 15 From summer school to shindig: 50 years of Northern Young Friends Bronwen and Roz Currie 16 q-eye: witness 17 Friends & Meetings
Cover image: A typical traffic jam in central Beijing. Beijing is notorious for its smog and is rapidly earning the distinction of having the highest vehicular pollution in the world. Particulate emissions from cars now account for nearly a quarter – an estimated 23.3 percent – of the city’s total suspended particles.’ ©Greenpeace / Natalie Behring-Chisholm See page 7.
Images on this page:Top: Some Muswell Hill Quakers, with Lynne Featherstone MP and Nikita Yerenkov Scott holding trees, as they celebrated 100 years of their Meeting by planting 100 trees. Everyone from the oldest to the youngest helped, including people from the preschool and other groups that have used the Meeting house over its history as well as former members of the Meeting family. Bottom left: A young man plants his tree. Bottom right: The Haringey borough mayor, Eddie Griffith, with Muswell Hill’s warden Wendrie Heywood, after he formally opened the Meeting’s garden. He was being shown the changes to the preschool’s outside play area following redevelopment work funded by Haringey Council and the EU. Photos: Trish Carn.
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the Friend, 15 October 2010