April news

HT writes: During our April meeting David Rolfe spoke eloquently about both the history of Quakerism, and its present-day beliefs and practices.

This was a fascinating and thought-provoking talk. It was intriguing for instance to hear that in Quaker business meetings the minutes must be agreed at the end of the meeting, sometimes after a deal of private contemplation.

David told us that Quakerism is a religion, but it is also very much a way of life and a way of looking at the world. He certainly had me thinking very hard. He also answered a host of interested questions.

After the meeting our usual collection for room hire and refreshments was donated to the Red Cross, as David kindly declined expenses.

One Response to “April news”

  1. Clare Flourish Says:

    Actually, we agree the minutes, agenda item by item. The minutes record decisions made by the whole meeting, not by consensus but acceptance that the minute records the best decision, rather than what is demanded by ego- ideally.


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