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26 December 2017
Transforming conflict at the root
by Abigail Darton
Abigail Darton reports back on her first few months as a Quaker peaceworker, placed with Leap Confronting Conflict.
23 December 2017
Times and seasons: A Quaker reflection on Christmas
by Gill Sewell
Gill Sewell reflects on the Quaker tradition of not marking 'times and seasons' and finding the holy in the every day.
22 December 2017
From soldier to peaceworker
by Wayne Sharrocks
Wayne Sharrocks reports back on his first few months as a Quaker peaceworker, placed with the Peace Pledge Union.
20 December 2017
4 ways to hold courageous conversations
by Lisa Cumming
As the holidays approach and families prepare to spend time together, Lisa Cumming offers four tips on how to disagree well.
19 December 2017
Paddington, welcome and transformation
by Alistair Fuller
Alistair Fuller explores what we can learn from the story of Paddington about welcome, hospitality and being open to transformation.
14 December 2017
Taking action to ban nuclear weapons forever
by Sahdya Darr
As the nuclear weapons ban wins international peace plaudits, Sahdya Darr reviews the UK government's position – and outlines how we can push for the change we need.
12 December 2017
How we can help prevent tragedies like Grenfell
by Gurpreet Bola
Gurpreet Bola writes about economic forces at work that made the catastrophic fire at Grenfell Tower possible, and shares the Quaker responses so far.
10 December 2017
‘Humbled and exhilarated’: Quakers and the 1947 Nobel Peace Prize
by Lisa McQuillan
December 2017 marks 70 years since Friends in Britain and in the USA were awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. Lisa McQuillan looks back at the story behind the award – one that continues to inspire visitors to the Library in Friends House today.
7 December 2017
Stripping back the structure
by Alistair Fuller
Do Quaker ways of working stifle the spirit or allow it to speak? Do they welcome or exclude? For the faith to flourish in these turbulent times, perhaps it's time to take a step back and redefine our processes and structures, says Alistair Fuller.
5 December 2017
Why rejecting a person seeking sanctuary is a rejection of Christian values
by Tim Gee
Tim Gee explores the faith basis behind the new Sanctuary Everywhere Manifesto, which seeks to support Quakers and others to make refugees welcome.