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the Friend INDEPENDENT QUAKER JOURNALISM SINCE 1843
CONTENTS – VOL 167 NO 31 3 Conflict arises in Wigton 4 After the bomb dropped 5 BP: was this inevitable? Alan Kirkham 6 Free Schools are not free Angela Walker 7 Independence from America at Menwith Hill Mavis and Roger Iredale 8-9 Letters 10-11 Quaker community? Laurie Michaelis 12 A form of joy Shaun Swann 13 Revisiting Louise Ben Rice 14 And the first of these is envy… Tim Morgan 15 Vipassana – a personal journey David Manclark 16 Q-eye 17 Friends & Meetings
Correction On page 11 last week, in the story of the event at Bridewell in Bristol, the last line of a quote was omitted. The full quote is: ‘Their courage is emboldening and has many resonances. Whatever injustices or inequalities we perceive in the world today here is encouragement. In honouring them we are repaid plentifully. Be brave, be compassionate, speak my truth, listen, build friendship and love they are saying.’ (The italics are the missing line.)
Cover image: The memorial cenotaph in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is a concrete, saddle-shaped monument that covers a cenotaph holding the names of all of the people killed by the bomb. Photo: RinzeWind/flickr CC:BY. See page 4. Images on this page: Scenes from the Bamford community. Celebration of a birthday with a picnic (above) and a woodstack (below). Photos courtesy of Bamford Quaker Community. See pages 10-11.
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the Friend, 30 July 2010