Chapter 29 » 29.11

What we have heard on the degree of secrecy which permeates our national institutions brings out in us fear, shock, distress and dilemma at the level of deviousness and distortion that flows from this. The vast security apparatus extends through the whole fabric of society. As a Religious Society we have an historic message of love which will conquer the fear which lies at the base of this increasing secrecy.

We need to uphold those who experience persecution and harassment as a result of this secrecy. We must also ask ourselves: ‘Just how truthful are we?’ Recognising the sincerity of those of opposing views, we are reminded of the need for our whole lives to be in harmony, so we can speak powerfully to others.

Conference on ‘The secret state’, convened by Warwickshire Monthly Meeting, 1989

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