Issue 17: October 2016 – The Community Issue

Over the last few months I have been going
through the process of applying for membership
of our Religious Society of Friends. Beyond the
nerves and niceties the focus of my discernment
has increasingly turned to what it means to be
both within a Quaker community and a Quaker
within community. This exploration has led
to challenging questions — What does Quaker
community mean? How is that community
expressed? What are its limits?