Kath Forder’s Service on August 6th marked Hiroshima Day. Kath recalled the events of that day, and told the story of a little Japanese girl, Sadako Sasaki. Sadako became known round the world for folding hundreds of paper cranes of all colours and sizes as she lay in hospital suffering the fatal effects of the bombing. Her cranes became […]
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At our July Service Kath Forder reminded us powerfully of the importance of thinking for ourselves, quoting the Buddha’s saying that we should only believe what we ourselves think is true. She used two stories concerning Daniel, he of the lions’ den, who on two occasions used his clear logical thinking to expose deceits. At this confusing […]
Why Bother with Religion? This seemed an odd question for the Fellowship’s June meeting. Miles Howarth encouraged us to think widely about what we gain from our religion. What aspects of religion did we individually choose not to bother with – in his case the supernatural. He quoted Albert Einstein who, in a recently discovered letter, […]
Confessions of a Prison Chaplain by Mary Brown Waterside Press £12.99 The publisher Waterside Press describes Mary Brown’s book as follows: Mary Brown’s engaging book describes the ‘lifeline’ work of the prison chaplaincy. Written by a Quaker chaplain, it shows how important to prisoners this contact is and how it blends into the ever-pressing world […]
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