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the Friend INDEPENDENT QUAKER JOURNALISM SINCE 1843
CONTENTS – VOL 168 NO 2 3 Kaimosi hospital recovery continues 4 Kenyan Friend urges support for gay
Quakers in East Africa 5 Ashburton Quakers get first new Meeting house of twenty-first century 6 New Horizons: a shared vision for mental health Chris Holman 7 Comment
Joe Mugford and Tom Jackson 8-9 Letters 10-11 Spinoza and the early Friends
Helen Gould 12 Earth at the Royal Academy
Rowena Loverance 13 … And the greatest of these is hope?
Sibyl Ruth 14-15 Countryside blues
Helen Gould 16 Q-eye on the Christmas media 17 Friends & Meetings
Cover image: Need help? Depression is set to become one of the world’s biggest health problems. See pages 6 and 14-15. The relief people feel when they realise that it is not just them,that there is someone they can talk to, shows that doors can be opened and that connections can be made. The ripple effect takes in not just their families but others around them who may be suffering in silence. Photo: RABI. Images on this page: Top: Cake for Alice’s birthday. Photo: Phillip Morris. See page 4. Below: Antti Laitinen, ‘It’s My Island I’. Image courtesy of Nettie Horn. Photo: Antti Laitinen. ©GSK Contemporary 2009 – Earth. See page 12.
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the Friend, 8 January 2010