Martin Kelley - Getting a horse to drink
. There were about seventy-five people in the room for Interim Meeting sessions. I was probably the third or fourth youngest. That's two whole generations that are largely missing from PYM leadership. I know I shouldn't be surprised; it's not a new phenomenon. But if you had told me twenty years ago that I'd be entering middle age and could still walk into a room full of Quakers and find myself among the youngest, well... To put it in perspective, if Interim Meeting were as diverse as QuakerQuaker, the room would have had 16 YAFs (18-35 year olds) and 25 Friends between 35 and 49. The works out to about thirty people younger than me.
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