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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.
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.
12 January 2022
Quakers and their meeting houses
by Chris Skidmore
Having recently published a book about Quakers and their meeting houses, Chris Skidmore describes the process of writing it.
26 March 2020
Living adventurously in lockdown
by Paul Parker
Remembering the experiences of Quakers in the past while using the technology of the present can help Quakers continue to be a vibrant and loving community in these difficult times, says Paul Parker.
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.
2 August 2019
By popular demand: even more Quakers in fiction!
by Suki Ferguson
Suki Ferguson rounds up reader-recommended novels that feature the Quaker faith for #QuakerFacts.
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.
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.
8 March 2019
8 badass Quaker women
by Suki Ferguson
Suki Ferguson takes a look at 'fearless, authentic, compassionate and ethical' Quaker women for #QuakerFacts.