Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Essay Competition Results

The Friends Quarterly has recently announced the winners of its essay competition on the theme of 'The Future of the Religious Society of Friends in Britain'.

Three essays were awarded prizes, written by Linda Murgatroyd, Simon Best and Felicity Kaal. You can read the winning essays here.

In all there were 106 entries to the competition, and all of the essays are available to read online or download here. I have only had a chance to read a few of them so far, but it looks like a fascinating collection of perspectives and insights on contemporary Quakerism. It would be interesting to read your responses to any of the entries, if you'd like to comment below.


Nadine Wills said...

Thanks for this link Craig. I'd heard about them, but don't think I would have started reading them without this extra push.

And I like them. They're thoughtful and interesting.

The first one that caught my eye was Simon Best's. Hmmm. He make some interesting points, but perhaps uses some general assumptions I can't agree with. It is very readable though and made me think.

His conclusions for me would have to be based on, "If and only if" specifications that need to be added in. I like much of what he brings up, in principle don't disagree, but don't specifically agree either.

I haven't read yours yet Craig.

Nadine Wills said...

Still liking Simon Best's essay and still not agreeing with it quite completely though but it's certainly making me think. Have read it at least 4 times though so think he's done well.