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Vol 166 No 29
3-5 Quaker charity leads the way in tackling financial exclusion
4 FUM looks to peacemaking to avoid gay issues
5 Scottish government says no to Circles
6 Challenging consumerism Judith Moran
7 Comment Mary Barnes and Ann Frost
10 The power of microcredit Jennifer Kavanagh Tackling financial exclusion Esther de Jong
12 A house of cards Judy Kirby
13 A selfish gene? Edward Mackay
14 The Other Side: With Friends like these Oliver Robertson
15 Is there a gap? Stephen Cox
16 q-eye: a wry look at the Quaker world
17 Friends & Meetings
This week we take a close look at finance issues with news on page 3, followed by Judith Moran and Edward Mackay of Quaker Social Action on pages 6 and 13. Jennifer Kavanagh writes on page 10, Esther de Jong on page 11 and Judy Kirby on page 12.
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18 July 2008
Cover: Cover: Point to the light. People use the light in different ways to tackle exclusion. Photo: Gaetan Lee/flickr CC:BY See pages 3, 6, and 10-13
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