[FT] Address by Irish Quaker Missionary Physician
billsamuel at verizon.net
Sun Oct 25 18:17:46 PDT 2009
At 08:37 PM 10/25/2009, William F Rushby wrote:
>This is to call your attention to Doreen Dowd's address to Ministry
>and Oversight at Ireland Yearly Meeting in
>I found her comments on the Society of Friends to be very
>perceptive, and her personal testimony bold and winsome. What do you think?
While in important respects Ireland YM may be unique, many of her
observations have relevance to Friends, particularly of the liberal
variety, on this side of the Pond.
I think in many liberal Friends gatherings in the States, someone
with her testimony would not be invited to give such an address, or
if so, it would be someone with a different Quaker affiliation
allowing it to be clearly viewed as "other."
I might also note that Evangelical Friends Church International has
work in Ireland, with fellowships in the Dublin area.
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