Chapter 29 » 29.14

Quakers believe that the same God who is graciously present with us is also known in other religions of the world, and by all who are ‘humble, meek, merciful, just, pious and devout’. An encouraging aspect of the Inter-Church Process has been its lively awareness of Britain as a multi-faith community… But beyond the other faiths, there is a whole people of God, the whole of humanity. We affirm, with the Swanwick [inter-church] declaration, that ‘the world with all its sin and splendour belongs to God.’ … The gospel-imperative for the church is to serve the people of God, and most especially ‘these least’. The hungry, the homeless, the sick and the prisoners abound in Britain today: the world cries out for justice and peace.

Meeting for Sufferings, 1988

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