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CONTENTS – VOL 168 NO 28 3-5 News 3 Methodists take action to reduce carbon emissions 4 Refurbishments at Friends House 5 Is the word ‘spouse’ archaic? 6 Rethinking BYM Gerald Conyngham 7 Friends and honours Grigor McClelland 8-9 Letters 10-11 Globe day at Bootham 12-13 Reviews 12 Facing the challenge Edward Hoare 13 The new peace politics John Lampen 14-15 Coalition government Michael Bartlet 16 Q-Eye 17 Friends & Meetings
Cover image: The ‘Quakers Affirm Same Sex Marriage’ banner at London Pride on Saturday. Pride aims to raise awareness of discrimination and the issues and difficulties affecting the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Photo: Jez Smith. Images on this page: Top, Quakers at Pride Scotia in Edinburgh with Quaker Lesbian & Gay Fellowship (QLGF) Scotland’s new banner. The QLGF banner will next appear at Pride Glasgow on 17 July. Bottom, the banner produced by ‘Faith Communities Support Same-Sex Marriage’ at Pride Scotia. Text by Shaun Swann. Photos: Mark Bitel.
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the Friend, 9 July 2010