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INDEPENDENT QUAKER JOURNALISM SINCE 1843
CONTENTS – VOL 167 NO 51 3 Greetings
Judy Kirby Christmas cheer from Copenhagen? Laurie Michaelis 4-5 Time for climate justice: countdown to CO2penhagen
Sunniva Taylor reporting from the summit city 6 An Evangelical Friends’ Christmas
Ron and Carolyn Myers 7 Christmas in the West Bank
Hilary Browne 8 Celebration or challenge?
Christina Saarinen 9 No christmas tree…
Robina Barton 10 Wartime Christmas memories
Stanley Holland 11 A German Christmas
Isabel Evens 12-13 Every day can be Christmas for a Quaker
Willem Furnée, trans. by Mariecke Faber Clarke 14 Christmas Greetings 15 Friends & Meetings 16-21 Holiday reading
16 History of Christianity
Trish Carn 17-19 Beck and Ball: The London Friends’ Meetings
The team at the Friend wants to thank our many contributors over the past year and wish them all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to publish.
Peter Daniels 20-21 Holding it together
Annette White and Clare-Marie White
.Letters will return in the 8 January 2010 issue.
Cover image: Winter photo: VeryBigAlex/ shutterstock. Images on this page: Quaker girl. Courtesy the Library of the Religious Society of Friends.See pages 17-19.
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the Friend, 18-25 December 2009