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CONTENTS – VOL 168 NO 29 3 Nuclear waste trains threaten 2012 Olympics 4 Labour leadership hopefuls share faith credentials 5 Values for money: divesting from BP Chris Walker 6 Empowering hands Mike Watson 7 The joy of money Peter Daniels 8-9 Letters 10-11 The ministry of play Philip Gross 12-13 Living Adventurously Hans Noak 14 A gap year experience Philippa Goodall 15 The delights of Quakerism Bob Johnson 16 Q-eye 17 Friends & Meetings
Cover image: Children playing on a swing at an informal settlement, near Cape Town, South Africa. See pages 12-13. Photo: Kevindgrant/flickr CC:BY. Images on this page: The group of women in Empowering Hands and a ‘fun’ session with one of the villages. See page 6. Photos: Mike Watson.
Corrections The Methodists have pledged an eighty per cent cut in carbon emissions by 2050, not simply a cut, as was stated in ‘Methodists take action to reduce carbon emissions’ (9 July). Michael Bartlet was the author of ‘Coalition government’ on pages 14-15 of the same edition.
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