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Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

In the religious sphere...

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In the religious sphere, as in so much else, there is a human desire for certainty. But Quaker assurance is not that of imposing a mental construct on the world - it is a confidence which comes from discerning an unfolding plan, playing our part as our way emerges from the deep silence.

- Gerald Hewitson: Journey into Life (Swarthmore Lecture 2013)