A place for insight, analysis and action.
4 October 2023
Reparations: addressing harm and restoring right relationships
by Ginny Baumann
As Quakers consider next steps on reparations, Ginny Baumann of Streatham and Brixton Meeting suggests we address the harms we have inherited alongside working to be 'good ancestors' on the decisive issue for our times: climate justice.
7 September 2023
Taking my seat again: four years being Churches Together in England's 'Empty Chair' President
by Hannah Brock Womack
Having come to the end of her four-year term as Fourth President, Hannah Brock Womack shares her experience of being prevented from taking up the role for being married to woman.
19 July 2023
Reparations: learning from Jamaican experience
by Siobhan Haire
Siobhán Haire shares some reflections on meeting with the Churches' Reparations Action Forum.
26 April 2023
Quaker marriage: a history of celebrating a spiritual commitment
by Michael Booth
Married in the eyes of God or the eyes of the law? Michael Booth looks at the Quaker commitment between two people and God, and its occasionally strained relationship with the law of the land.
10 March 2022
Inclusion and diversity: reflecting on our journey so far
by Edwina Peart
Edwina Peart challenges Quakers to unify the equality agenda, in this abridged Friends Quarterly article.
1 February 2022
Welcoming gender diversity: what does love require of us?
by Fred Langridge
Following the Quaker decision to affirm trans and non-binary people, Fred Langridge reflects on how Quakers can live this out.
22 December 2021
Quaker community: taking our commitments forward
by Alistair Fuller
In 2021 Quakers committed to "becoming an anti-racist faith community". Alistair Fuller takes a look at how that commitment is moving forwards.
14 July 2021
Everyday solidarity: love in action
by Lisa Cumming
Upcoming legislation and ongoing events show solidarity is needed more than ever. Lisa Cumming reflects on what makes that meaningful.
23 June 2021
Racial injustice and the Policing Bill
by Teresa Parker
Teresa Parker explains how the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill will deepen racial inequality in the criminal justice system, and shares action you can take.
16 July 2020
Breaking down barriers through online youth work
by Lee Lester
Lee Lester examines the different ways online youth work has broken down barriers to participation, and how new ones can be mitigated.