Monday, 7 May 2007

Checking in



Edit:
There is a bit more to say about this morning's session, I think. Once again, the assistant clerks are colour-coordinated this time in lovely identical bright orange. Elders started us off by commending Friends for upholding the silence during yesterday's minute-writing in the civil liberties session. Nevertheless, that minute was still being thrashed out this morning and it got to the point where if it had carried on any longer, the Clerk was going to settle on a minute of record. Thankfully, we did agree to say rather a lot more than that. I sat there thinking of my personal position in the current political climate. As an animal rights advocate, I can now be legally stopped in the street simply for wearing a t-shirt that says 'vegan'. The whole movement could be prevented from carrying out peaceful activism and awareness-raising for the animals through a web of legislation that was supposedly intended to address things like the tube bombings.

Over at my normal blog , I've written about my journey this morning and about outreach.

4 comments:

John Fitzgerald said...

Morning!

Hope the Spirit gives the energy you need to see you to the end...

Anonymous said...

The co-ordination of the assistant clerks' clothes was almost accidental... Lis and I wore green on Friday (by accident) but it turned out we also had orange things in our bags, so we decided to put them on on Monday. Only one Friend said to us "The future's bright, the future's orange".
Richard Ogden (one of the assistant clerks)

jez said...

spirit led, then.

RadicalWhig said...

Don't think for a moment that the legislation to which you refer was meant to deal with tube bombings - it was, and is, intended to prevent dissent, even peaceful dissent.