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1 January 2018
Our Quaker year: 5 meeting insights for 2018
by Juliet Prager
Inspiring leadership, new growth and astonishing arrays of cake – Juliet Prager shares her experiences of visiting Quaker meetings across the country.
29 December 2017
How to speak Quaker
by Paul Parker
Paul Parker explores the challenges and insights of communicating personal Quaker values in translation that he encountered when writing this year's Richard Cary Lecture for German Yearly Meeting.
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.
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.
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.
17 November 2017
Finding more in common: Quaker interfaith work
by Marigold Bentley
During Interfaith Week, Marigold Bentley considers the ways Quakers engage in interfaith work, and the deeper spiritual value of building these relationships.
26 October 2017
Eight things we learned at Quaker Activist Gathering 2017
by Suki Ferguson
Suki Ferguson distils some of the inspirational lessons that emerged from the annual day of skill-development, discussion and new connections organised by Quaker Peace & Social Witness.
3 October 2017
Quakerism: a faith for turbulent times
by Jon Martin
For Quaker Week 2017 Jon Martin reflects on how the history of Quakerism means it has always been a faith for uncertain times.
20 September 2017
Quakers at uni: how I found my faith
by Chris Venables
Chris Venables shares his experience of discovering Quakers at university, and gives his advice for anyone thinking about doing the same.