Quaker Studies

How Transitional Changes in Family and Friendship Patterns at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century Influence Participation in Quaker Networks

Quaker Studies (2013), 17, (2), 203–222.

Abstract

This article describes the impact of family change at the beginning of the twenty-first century on participation in British Quaker networks. It demonstrates the importance of friendships and shows how these can be formed whenever Friends come to the Religious Society of Friends and are sustained by active and continued involvement with the Society’s work. Finally it shows how friendship and participation builds the Society’s social capital.

How Transitional Changes in Family and Friendship Patterns at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century Influence Participation in Quaker Networks

Abstract

This article describes the impact of family change at the beginning of the twenty-first century on participation in British Quaker networks. It demonstrates the importance of friendships and shows how these can be formed whenever Friends come to the Religious Society of Friends and are sustained by active and continued involvement with the Society’s work. Finally it shows how friendship and participation builds the Society’s social capital.


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Frith, Judith