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INDEPENDENT QUAKER JOURNALISM SINCE 1843
CONTENTS – VOL 167 NO 45 3-5 News 3 Hidden children 4 Sustainability at Friends House 5 Climate battle starts at ground level 6 What is a faith commitment to sustainability?
Alison Prout 7 Comment
Gisela Carlsohn and John Arnold 8-9 Letters 10-11 No easy answers: appointments and oversight
Roy Stephenson 12-13 Arts 12 Two views on faith
Symon Hill 13 Cover story: The making of modern Britain
Judy Kirby 14-15 Copenhagen and young voices 14 Quakers and the climate emergency
Chris Walker 15 The story of me, us and now
Owen Everett 16 q-eye: Eyewitness 17 Friends & Meetings
The wider world and beyond The articles in the new edition of The Friends Quarterly range from the personal, through the spiritual, to the implications of living our faith internationally. Felicity Kaal sets out a compelling assessment of Quaker spiritual practice and what lies at its core. In a ground-breaking piece, Jill Kenner brings us face to face with the true implications of assisted dying.
Eva Pinthus writes about Israel-Palestine from the unique perspective of one who was a Kindertransport child. Michael Bartlet reviews the critical issues surrounding the changed expectations and demands of human rights, notably in the case of states that deny the basic foundational standards. Elizabeth Cave reports on her work in Rwanda, providing powerful personal testimony of faith in action. Taken all together, they illustrate much of what makes Quakerism distinctive and worthwhile.
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Cover image: Slum children in York, 1900. Their plight was highlighted in Seebohm Rowntree’s report Poverty revisited in The Making of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr. Photo: Courtesy the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. See page 13.
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