Piers Maddox is compiling a new NFN newsletter for October and sent this request for the website:
Do you have anything to share with the group? Thoughts? A book review? After a period of newsletter inactivity Piers has committed to produce a few. Please send contributions to him at email@example.com. 400 words maximum please. Deadline for next issue is Monday 5 October. Thanks!
That’s 13 days to go. I’m sure Piers will welcome any items of general interest to Quakers and perhaps how you have been faring with your meetings during the present pandemic. Please turn your thoughts to this this coming weekend and I wonder if there are any reflections on ‘Nontheism and Spiritual practice in the time of the coronavirus’? I have just completed a rather lengthy survey by the University of Coimbra on my feelings and experiences during this awful time.
Some Friends seem to have quite enjoyed the ‘lockdown’ but that is clearly not true for most people and I lost one very good friend to the virus in May. Your thoughts, reviews of books read during this period or any other reflections on Quakerism, NFN or these times will be most welcome.
The Steering Group is actively considering what to do next; will convene an SG meeting by Zoom shortly I believe and we will be discussing whether and how to hold a conference and AGM at least partly by video link (probably Zoom) at that meeting, so your thoughts on that possibility too will be welcome.
Piers awaits your contributions with bated breath.