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Seeking God’s Will on Same-Sex Relationships: The Experience of Cleveland Friends Meeting

Edited by Marty Grundy

Paperback: 94 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (October 7, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 5.3 ounces
Condition: New

Price: $6.50


Like most Christian denominations, the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) has struggled with the issue of same-sex relationships. In their fallible human way, Cleveland Meeting tried to follow Friends’ practice of discernment to learn what God wanted their meeting to do on this issue at this time. They struggled for some eight years before experiencing the miracle of coming into unity in 1994 with what felt to them to be a “third way.” Not everyone agreed, and Cleveland Meeting was disowned from the larger body of Ohio Yearly Meeting (Conservative). Rather than providing a narrative this book presents the multiplicity of documents – minutes from monthly, quarterly, and yearly meetings, reports of committees, and some letters – that record the struggle, in the hopes that readers may draw their own conclusions.