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Has Social democracy Failed?

Has Social Democracy Failed Has social democracy failed, in Europe and the UK? It might be seen to have failed because by its very nature it allies the middle and working classes and offers improvements for both, those in the middle rise higher and so join the establishment class and those at the bottom also appear to be…
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How the vicar saved Christmas

How the vicar saved Christmas I have often heard people repeat how they like Christ but can do without Christians. Or they like Jesus but don’t really go for Church.  I have been a Quaker since 1991, when I began to worship with Lewes Meeting in East Sussex and really before that as I first…
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Social Justice – The Diggers

The first time I heard Dick Gaughan, I was young and inspired to fight the injustice in the world.  The way he sang The World Turned Upside down, put a shiver on me, below is a 1982 BBC recording of Dick Gaughan singing this song. The haunting acoustic guitar and the idea the vision could linger on…
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Conflict – Wage Peace

Peace...Conflict and violent conflict especially never really ends once it starts, it overlaps on everyone and everything and ripples through out your life. As I grew up in the 1960s with parents a fair bit older than  most of my peers, I can remember them talking a great deal about “the War”. My mother had…
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