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21 February 2018
A long, difficult journey: Quakers and same-sex marriage
by Michael Booth
Four years since the first same-sex marriage, nine years since our decision, 55 years since Towards a Quaker View of Sex – Michael Booth looks back at 60 years of Quaker work towards recognising same-sex relationships.
1 February 2018
Sharing the costs: Opening access to Yearly Meeting 2018
by Ann Pfeiffer
Ann Pfeiffer outlines how the support of Friends will help more Quakers in Britain take part in our annual gathering.
25 January 2018
Thousands of Quakers are divesting from fossil fuels
by Sunniva Taylor
32 per cent of area Quaker meetings have divested from fossil fuels. Three Quakers tell Sunniva Taylor how they did it.
5 January 2018
Mental health in meetings: Continuing the conversation
by Oliver Waterhouse
Oliver Waterhouse gives an overview of new steps being taken in 2018 to engage with mental health in Quaker meetings.
1 January 2018
Our Quaker year: 5 meeting insights for 2018
by Juliet Prager
Inspiring leadership, new growth and astonishing arrays of cake – Juliet Prager shares her experiences of visiting Quaker meetings across the country.
29 December 2017
How to speak Quaker
by Paul Parker
Paul Parker explores the challenges and insights of communicating personal Quaker values in translation that he encountered when writing this year's Richard Cary Lecture for German Yearly Meeting.
23 December 2017
Times and seasons: A Quaker reflection on Christmas
by Gill Sewell
Gill Sewell reflects on the Quaker tradition of not marking 'times and seasons' and finding the holy in the every day.
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.
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.