Category Archives: testimony

Old year, New Year

Whilst continuing as a regular attender at Brentford & Isleworth meeting and taking an active part in Woodbrooke’s online ‘Becoming Friends’ course, how and why have I managed to so neglect my personal quaker web space? It was originally begun … Continue reading

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Bin Laden, Obama, smiles and tears and the Holy Ghost

More than one member of my meeting expressed some disquiet at the manner of Osama Bin Laden’s death.  Creditably, this doubt has been reflected too in Question Time on the BBC (most notably by the ‘ex-SBS‘ Paddy Ashdown) and in … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day

I haven’t managed to maintain posts here (in Spain) since leaving Portugal but now I’m back in London for a while I’m prompted to catch up a bit by an email received from the American Quaker Blog ‘Among Friends‘ with … Continue reading

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Nagaland and Naxalites

On 12th September, local Quaker meetings were asked to participate in a day of prayer for the Naga people.  Several members of the meeting spoke (‘gave ministry’) on this issue and David, whilst recognising that ‘pride comes before a fall’, … Continue reading

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Another blog, another view

Another journalist, Jessica Reed, beginning her ‘quaker quest’ about the same time I did, wrote this, also in the Guardian (online), somewhat contrasting with Theo Hobson’s view linked (in the previous post) below: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2010/jan/08/religion-quaker-quest As I know only too well, … Continue reading

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