national arboretum

  • May 5, 2013

    War memorials and Quakers do not always get on. The kind of memorialising which is strong on military ceremony and pride does not sit well with us and we tend to avoid it. But we hold it important to remember all people killed in war, civilians as well as combatants. “This is the use of memory – for liberation” TS Eliot wrote in Little Gidding. And if we are to be liberated from bitterness, hatred and the propensity to pass conflict down the generations, we must remember well.

  • April 18, 2013

    A memorial to Quaker service will be opened at the National Arboretum at Alrewas near Lichfield on 20 April.