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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.
14 December 2017
Taking action to ban nuclear weapons forever
by Sahdya Darr
As the nuclear weapons ban wins international peace plaudits, Sahdya Darr reviews the UK government's position – and outlines how we can push for the change we need.
12 December 2017
How we can help prevent tragedies like Grenfell
by Gurpreet Bola
Gurpreet Bola writes about economic forces at work that made the catastrophic fire at Grenfell Tower possible, and shares the Quaker responses so far.
10 December 2017
‘Humbled and exhilarated’: Quakers and the 1947 Nobel Peace Prize
by Lisa McQuillan
December 2017 marks 70 years since Friends in Britain and in the USA were awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. Lisa McQuillan looks back at the story behind the award – one that continues to inspire visitors to the Library in Friends House today.
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.
5 December 2017
Why rejecting a person seeking sanctuary is a rejection of Christian values
by Tim Gee
Tim Gee explores the faith basis behind the new Sanctuary Everywhere Manifesto, which seeks to support Quakers and others to make refugees welcome.
23 November 2017
Eight ways that Quakers can shape Britain’s economy for the better
by Kat Wall
Kat Wall harvests insights that emerged from a weekend-long training for Quakers who wish to build a new economy.
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.
9 November 2017
Remembering the conscientious objectors of World War I in Kansas City
by Jane Dawson
On the centenary of the USA's involvement in World War I, Jane Dawson reflects on how conscientious objection was one of the sparks that ignited a century of change.