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CONTENTS

3-5 News

3 Arms and integrity

4 Circles UK has begun work

5 Climate change, energy and conflict

6 Space, grace and truth in the gay debate Stephen Cox

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7 Comment Barbara Clark & Alan Quilley

8-9 Letters

10-11 Preparing for the inevitable Judith Moran

12-13 Arts and reviews

12 Quakerism condensed Thomas Bonneville

13 Untold stories of first world war COs Kendall Clark

14 Trying to understand my father... Mike Beckett

15 Dilemma: Where does charity begin and end? Carolyn Fletcher & Colin Rendall

16 q-eye

17 Friends & Meetings

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Ways to Live Forever, a novel by Young Friend Sally Nicholls, won a national award last week (page 3); Ted Milligan signs copies of his new book in the Friends House Library last week (page 4), photo: Trish Carn; Miranda Chadkirk sports a t-shirt with a Martin Creed design (page 16), photo: Bill Chadkirk.

22 February 2008

Cover: Still, silent, simple. Snowdrops in Wales. Photo: Jules Montgomery. See more of her work at www.flickr.com/photos/ 22215670@N00/

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