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Pushing at the Frontiers of Change: A Memoir of Quaker Involvement with Homosexuality

By David Blamires

Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: QuakerBooks, U.K. (March 5, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5 x 0.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 5.1 ounces
Condition: New

Price: $12.99


In 2009, Quakers in Britain decided to seek a change in the law to see same-sex marriage as equal to opposite-sex marriage. It was a joyful and profound moment in Quakers’ history, but one that took decades to reach.

In this fascinating book, David Blamires charts that history, from the publication of Towards a Quaker View of Sex in 1963 and the response it provoked, to the challenges in the lead-up to 2009. Throughout, legal issues and attitudes in society are described alongside personal accounts and an exploration of Quakers’ wider input into the conversation about homosexuality. What emerges is a frank perspective on how small but committed groups of Quakers – their actions, meetings, publications, and belief in equality – have contributed towards vast social change for gay rights in the United Kingdom.

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Weight 6.6 oz