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Living adventurously in lockdown

Updated 26 March 2020

What does it mean to be a living, loving community in a time of social distancing and lockdown? Last Sunday, most Quaker meeting houses in Britain were closed. For the first time in centuries, Quaker meetings had again gone underground.

Living adventurously in lockdown

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A living heritage: sharing the significance of our Quaker meeting houses

Updated 17 May 2019

The recent news of new or upgraded protected status for 17 Quaker meeting houses across Britain emphasises the importance of not only our Quaker history, but our continuing presence as a worshipping group. It underlines that ours is a living heritage, as all these buildings are still being used.

A living heritage: sharing the significance of our Quaker meeting houses

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The Living Wage is a victory we can build on

Updated 3 November 2017

As of Living Wage Week 2017, Quakers in Britain can celebrate 13 Quaker organisations who are now accredited Living Wage employers – including Friends House, Woodbrooke, and eight area meetings across Britain.

The Living Wage is a victory we can build on

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Making a Yearly Meeting Gathering for all Quakers in Britain

Updated 30 August 2017

When I opened the Yearly Meeting Gathering 2017 programme, I was really impressed. The week promised so much, and I couldn't wait to be there.

Making a Yearly Meeting Gathering for all Quakers in Britain

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Welcome to the blog

Updated 6 September 2017

Welcome to the Quakers in Britain blog!

Welcome to the blog

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Quaker communities – loving, inclusive and all-age?

Updated 7 September 2017

In August, Yearly Meeting, the annual gathering of British Quakers, gave all Quakers in Britain an exciting challenge – for our meetings to be more diverse. Now I'm looking for suggestions on just how we can do that.

A more inclusive Quakerism

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Examining Quaker privilege and commitment to an equal world

Updated 12 June 2020

"The roots of racial prejudice lie deep within us, and in seeking a solution to the evil results of racial tensions we need to search our own hearts. Our belief in the significance of every individual in the sight of God and their need for an abundant life can guide us even when we shrink before the vastness of the problem." – London Yearly Meeting 1952

Examining Quaker privilege and commitment to an equal world

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Our Quaker year: 5 meeting insights for 2018

Updated 22 December 2017

Along with the Recording Clerk, Paul Parker, I love visiting local Quaker meetings. Britain Yearly Meeting employs staff to help meetings grow and to work for the changes Quakers want to see in the world. Together, we can do much more.

Five insights from Quaker Meetings

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Why the Windrush scandal is symptomatic of Britain's 'hostile environment'

Updated 18 April 2018

I grew up in a small town in the English midlands. Behind our terraced house was a lane where seven or eight families' children played together, doing all the stuff children do when they have a bit of space, time and imagination.

Why the Windrush scandal is symptomatic of Britain's 'hostile environment'

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Times and seasons: A Quaker reflection on Christmas

Updated 17 February 2020

Early Quakers did not observe Christmas nor mark other 'times and seasons'. They believed that no day was more holy than any other, and believed that each day, and all of life, was sacred (Quaker faith & practice 27.39 and 27.42). Today, as with so many things in the Quaker community, there is a full spectrum of practices and responses.

Times and seasons: A Quaker reflection on Christmas