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23 July 2019
A brief history of Quakers and banking
by Olivia Hanks
From founding Barclays to backing credit unions – Olivia Hanks takes a look at Quaker work on banking.
22 July 2019
Quakers: The Religious Society of Hufflepuffs?
by Chloe Scaling
Chloe Scaling takes a light-hearted look at the possible parallels between Quakerism and the world of Harry Potter.
19 July 2019
6 ways to make Quaker meeting houses more sustainable
by Huw Davies
How many Quakers does it take to change a light bulb? Huw Davies explains how to lessen the environmental impact of our meetings and meeting houses, ranging from simple steps to big ideas.
28 June 2019
Is peace too controversial for the classroom?
by Isabel Cartwright
Isabel Cartwright explores why teachers shouldn't shy away from 'controversial' issues in the classroom.
21 June 2019
Experiments in faith: finding a meeting-centred approach
by Paul Parker
Quaker communities across Britain will be supported in new ways thanks to some bold changes in the way we work says Paul Parker in this joint blog with Woodbrooke's Sandra Berry.
17 June 2019
Why we’re going to Glastonbury
by Jon Martin
With its mix of music, politics and spirituality, Glastonbury festival remains one of the biggest in Britain. Jon Martin explains why this year young adult Quakers will be there to provide a place of spiritual sanctuary.
24 May 2019
by Edwina Peart
Edwina Peart poses some further questions to explore following some of the results of a Quaker survey on diversity.
23 May 2019
Hearing the call of the climate crisis
by Olivia Hanks
From Extinction Rebellion to the school strikes, Quakers have been part of a whirlwind of climate action in 2019. Olivia Hanks looks at how we keep up the pressure.
17 May 2019
A living heritage: sharing the significance of our Quaker meeting houses
by Ingrid Greenhow
Some of the most historically important Quaker meeting houses now have protected status thanks to a three-year project that involved Quakers across the country. It's something we should all be proud of, says Ingrid Greenhow.
16 May 2019
Deepening the spiritual: exploring the role of the elder
by Helen Oldridge
In a faith with no leaders, Helen Oldridge explores the role of elders in supporting the spiritual side of Quaker meetings.