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Vol 166 No 40
Contents 3 October 2008
3 Welcome Judy Kirby The poetry of silence
and the prose of action Kevin Franz
4 The spiritual path for me? Ron Kentish
5 What about Hitler? Geoffrey Carnall
6 Why I came to the Meeting house Sibyl Ruth 7 Why I love Meeting for Worship Bob Johnson 8 Recharging our Quaker batteries Harriet Hart 9 Loving the Spirit of the Age Laurie Michaelis
10 Give Jesus a promotion! David Boulton 11 Jesus and me Paul Oestreicher
12-13 Quakers making a difference
14-15 Restorative justice Marian Liebmann
16 ‘Our Lives’: working in
disadvantaged communities Rowena Loverance 18 Conciliation behind the scenes Oliver Robertson 20 Far more than pacifism Rosemary Hartill 21 On being a Quaker artist Rowena Loverance
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