Chapter 13 » 13.56

Quaker chaplains and prison visitors

Quaker prison chaplains

Preparation and support

Work in colleges and universities is an opportunity for outreach. Friends’ non-credal approach and openness to new light, from whatever quarter, may be particularly appealing to the enquiring minds of students. Friends should be ready to make Quaker views known as well as providing pastoral care.

There may be opportunities for holding a meeting for worship in a college. In this case local elders should share in responsibility for such a meeting.

Some areas may have several educational institutions and several Friends responsible for pastoral care; local meetings should have an overall responsibility to support all these Friends both practically and spiritually.

Where there is a local Young Friends group this may offer a welcome to younger students who are close to them in age.

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