Chapter 13 » 13.04

Concern: faith in action

The Quaker understanding of concern

Others have spoken of a moment of calling, of an overwhelming sense of love and light, leading to a certainty that they must act:

If you ask me for the important dates they are as follows: meeting for worship several Sundays at Morley, Wilmslow early 1967; Cambridge 22–23 September 1967, at the village of Grantchester where the message came opposite to the war memorial: ‘You shall do it and I shall help’. This message was the driving force. Friends were hesitant; some thought it very emotional, others thought it very moving. Only, I knew that that Power would never allow a failure.

George Murphy writing about the concern which led to the founding of the Bradford University School of Peace Studies in 1973.

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