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3-4 Meeting for Sufferings
5 Sharing an African experience
6 Quaker worship and Christian festivals Keith Minton
7 Comment Judy Kirby & Carolyn Fletcher
8-9 Cover story: Letters
10-11 A dignified way to go? Nancy Mottram
12-13 Arts and reviews
12 Quakers and bipolar disorder treatment John Miles When private art becomes public Judy Kirby
13 A quintessential Englishman Simon Risley
14 Heading in the right direction Peter Smith
15 George Fox in the twenty-first century Molly Braithwaite
17 Friends & Meetings Contents images: Outreach and reaching out (page 3), photo: altemark/flickr; Quakers and politics, plus voting (pages 8-9); The Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Pastoral Counseling – Community and Silence (page 12).
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8 February 2008
Cover: Though the parties may differ, Friends’ passion for justice and a better world has propelled many into political action. Photo: Jez Smith See page 8
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