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CONTENTS – VOL 168 NO 30 3 Are theology and religious studies important? 4 The Joseph Rowntree Foundation presents… 5 Dilemmas of a being Quaker prison chaplain 6 ‘I’m going to tell you a story…’ Jamie Wrench 7 Choices and consequences Tom Jackson 8-9 Letters 10-11 Bend or Bow: 1682 and all that Bristol Friends 12 Testimonies from Bristol 1682 13 What do they have to say to us? Mark Smalley 14-15 Welsh Quakers walk the talk Helen Porter 16 q-eye: witness 17 Friends & Meetings
Quaker pilgrims leave for America
Cover image: Windows at the prison on Alcatraz, US. Photo: Corey Leopold/flickr CC:BY. See pages 10-14. Quotation by Alan Kellas, who was involved in the reenactment. Images on this page: Fifteen Quaker pilgrimage participants at Hampstead Meeting House before leaving for Seattle, Washington, on 15 July. Here they are looking at the Friend; chatting; listening to Jez Smith talking to them about writing for the Friend and other Quaker magazines behind bags they decorated for themselves and for the American pilgrims; sharing friendship bracelets and just being. Photos: Trish Carn.
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the Friend, 23 July 2010