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Abbott, Margery Post
Marge Abbott is a member of the Religious Society of Friends and has been clerk of a number of bodies including the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), the Quaker advocacy lobby in the public interest based in Washington DC. Her monthly meeting has formally minuted its support of her ministry as a writer and teacher on Quaker spirituality and history. Abbott carries concerns both for how we might better articulate our faith today and for reconciliation across the divisions among Friends. These concerns flavour her writings which include To Be Broken and Tender: A Quaker Theology for Today and The Historical Dictionary of the Friends. Among other actions, her concerns have led her to help develop the Pacific Northwest Quaker Women’s Theology conferences which have brought together evangelical and liberal Quakers for over two decades.