We invite you to share in a prayer or meditation in support of Mull and Iona Quakers who in response to the statement ( http://www.quaker.org.uk/sites/default/files/MfS-statement-on-inequality-April2014.pdf) about the decline in economic equality in Britain,  felt it would be appropriate to adopt 2 strategies:

1   Wednesday 4th June 2014, would be an opportunity to have a day of prayer/meditation to focus on the spiritual aspects and support for the new Parliament~ the State Opening of Parliament for the 2014-15 session will take place on Wednesday 4 June 2014.

“We recognise that these crises and injustices spring from forces at work within the global economic system. These forces infiltrate our hearts and minds, capture our politics and threaten our common basis for life on Earth. This is nothing less than economic violence, which challenges our Quaker spiritual commitment to peace” (Minute Mfs 2014 0407: Government cuts, welfare benefits)

Suggested reading for the day: Isaiah 58: 6-12

2    Faith communities on Mull and Iona hope to meet with thier local MP, Alan Reid, to express our concern about the growth in inequality of wealth and income in our country, and to ask him to use his influence to redress the situation.

Mike Shilson

Clerk, Mull and Iona Quakers

 

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One Response to From Mull and Iona Quakers

  1. peter matheson says:

    Your concerns are mirrored here in New Zealand, on the other side of the globe. Child poverty. Growing disparity in income. Here esp. hard hit are Maori and Pacific Islanders.
    Curiously most folk are happy enough with the government, or shrug a shoulder. As ever, those most at risk have little energy left to be politically active…
    So wishing you well.
    Peter Matheson.

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