Alice - it is good to hear from you again after several years where I have been involved in other things. You are still young, but less so than before, eh? Anyway, yes, I too am aware that some tried to help each other in that horrible Ruwanda slaughter. I also am aware that there was a background here where one of the 2 main groups had previously abused the other and this was major retaliation. But in this case there was major help available and the United Nations stood in the way of that help. It could have been done with very few deaths. As it was, nearly a million were killed and many more maimed with one of the most low tech weapons around - machettes, designed for agricultural and related work. I am not criticizing those who helped or tried to help risking their own lives. I am criticizing those with the ability to help in a major way and either turned their backs on the problem or refused to authorize that help. Twas the same in Cambodia where over 2 million were killed by the Pol Pot.
Alice I justy got back from a workshop for the people running the Children's and Young peoples program at BYMG. I met a young women who is interested in talk to people dress Quaker plain. Could I pass your name onto her?
Hello! Thank you for the friend request on here! How nice to see the request! I saw your conversation with Cotswold Quaker, and was very interested in it. Interesting insight, thanks for those posts(to both of you)! May you have a wonderful New Year, sending you love and light!
Just wanted to say hi! I only live about 40 minutes to the east of you (nr Kettering) and it was seeing your notice about joining you for worship this 7th day that has prompted me to get myself into gear and say hello. Unfortunatly I can't join you this time, but would be interested in getting together for worship in the future if way opens.
Hi Alice, I've been reading you, but have been shy about asking anyone to be my "friend" since I'm not even a 'real quaker' just seeking, learning, and intensely curious.
I am in looooove with the UK. It's a distant and unrequited sort of love since I don't even own a passport (yet).
I feel really blessed to have new Friends to help me learn.
Good morning Alice,
Thanks for adding me as a friend. I've followed your QQ posts for a while, Nice to meet you in person now;-) well virtually.
I don't think I'm a modern Friend. This year has been both shocking and discouraging. Our Quaker magazine here as been pushing nontheisms of various sorts:-(
I do enjoy talking with all the varieties of Quakers around the world. There definitely is more diversity in the Society than the U.N.:-)
If you get a chance check out my blog sometime. So far I've not gotten many responses. I want to improve my witness for Jesus and God and so need as much feedback as I can get. It's at http://infiniteoceanoflightandlove.blogspot.com/
Sorry, I think It was Isabel Penraeth I did not understand totally. Your responces seemed clear enough and I have encountered your experience among other British Quakers. Some of it has to do with different histories socially and politically. Most American Quakers I don't think fully understand the English historical context Quakers rose out of. For instance we don't use the term "nonconformist" to describe Quakers, Bapstist or Methodist.