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Quaker Culture: Unity

Author(s):
Diana Forsythe
Issue:
On Power (March 2013)
Department:
Quaker Culture

When reaching decisions in a Meeting for Business, Friends shun consensus (a secular decision, usually comprising the common acceptable part of the opinions brought by those present). Rather, Friends seek the unity which is the result of spiritual discernment of God’s leading for the group, often an unexpected decision transcending the opinions brought by those present.

Unity Meeting for Business Discernment Consensus

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