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CONTENTS VOL 169 NO 30 3 Editorial Ian Kirk-Smith 4 Outside the bubble Gill Westcott 5 Sustaining our world Stephen Yeo 6-8 Interview: Pam Lunn
Swarthmore lecturer 9-11 Quaker silhouettes Joanna Clark 12-13 What does love require of us at Canterbury? Martin Smith 14 The future of Meeting for Sufferings John Nurse 15 Anyone for an Earth testimony? Laurie Michaelis 16-17 Unable, unwilling Harriet Hart 18 Letters 22 Friends & Meetings
Cover image: Beach huts from behind with wind farm. Taken at Whitstable, Kent April 2011. Photo: GypsySaskia/flickr CC.
Image this page: Silhouette of Elizabeth Dudley (1779-1849). See page: 9-11.
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Try to live simply. A simple lifestyle freely chosen is a source of strength. Do not be persuaded into buying what you do not need or cannot afford. Do you keep yourself informed about the effects your style of living is having on the global economy and environment?
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Refugees queue up for clean water in the Dadaab refugee camp in northern Kenya. The Dadaab camps were originally built to fit 90,000 people. Today the number of refugees living there is around 370,000. In 2010 the three camps in Dadaab received around forty new child refugees a month. Now 800 are coming every day. Drought and famine have arrived again in Africa.
The poor and vunerable are victims of forces and environmental changes beyond their control. The yellow jerry cans the refugees use for water containers are provided by Save the Children. It is one of many organisations doing tremendous work in the region.
The theme of the Yearly Meeting Gathering in Canterbury is Growing in the Spirit: changing the way we live to sustain the world we live in. It is a very timely subject. We hope that Friends and visitors will enjoy a stimulating and inspiring week and also be prompted to reflect on the way we live our lives and the effect this may have on people elsewhere in the world.
the Friend, 29 July 2011