A place for insight, analysis and action.
24 March 2020
New light in the darkness: connecting in troubled times
by Jonathan Carmichael
From online worship to picking up the phone, Quakers across Britain are exploring other new ways to be together while apart. Jonathan Carmichael takes a look.
16 March 2020
Thoughts on online meeting for worship
by Tim Gee
Self-isolating and unable to get to a Quaker meeting in person, Tim Gee shares some thoughts on joining his first online meeting for worship.
24 February 2020
It’s time for schools to teach the climate and ecological crisis
by Olivia Hanks
The Youth 4 Climate school strikers are calling for a better education. Olivia Hanks looks at their important new campaign Teach the Future.
20 February 2020
What next for Quaker conciliation work?
by Oliver Robertson
Quakers have been working to reconcile opposed groups in conflict-ridden areas for decades, but the confidential nature of the work means that it is rarely talked about. Oliver Robertson reflects on the work so far, and where it may be going next.
7 February 2020
Learning and leading: Quaker climate action in 2020
by Oonagh Ryder
In the build-up to COP26, Oonagh Ryder outlines how she can support Quakers who are working to put people and the planet before profit.
27 January 2020
7 ways to welcome children and families to your Quaker meeting
by Mel Cook
Families and children are a vital part of the Quaker community. Mel Cook shares how meetings can extend them an even warmer welcome.
21 January 2020
What’s wrong with Prevent?
by Ellis Brooks
Prevent fostered racism before police labelled Extinction Rebellion as extremists. Quakers are joining voices raised in opposition to the government's counter-terrorism strategy.
1 January 2020
Our faith, our community: a reality check for 2020
by Paul Parker
As a turbulent new year begins, Paul Parker looks at the current state of British Quakerism through three different lenses – and finds hope for the future.
21 December 2019
Quaker faith in action in the 2010s: highlights from the decade
by Suki Ferguson
At the end of a tumultuous decade, Suki Ferguson looks back at just a few of the highlights.
20 December 2019
How to heal divided communities: 5 tips from East African peace campaigners
by Tobias Wellner
Tobias Wellner takes a look at what we can learn from the successes of community peacebuilders in Rwanda and beyond.