A place for insight, analysis and action.
9 April 2018
Spiritual preparation for Yearly Meeting
by Rhiannon Grant
As the annual gathering of British Quakers draws near, Rhiannon Grant explores how Quakers can spiritually prepare for Yearly Meeting.
6 April 2018
Quaker funerals: community and contribution
by Paul Parker
Paul Parker explores what happens at a Quaker funeral – a simple meeting where all present are able to share reflections and memories.
21 March 2018
by Neil Jarvis
Neil Jarvis explains why a shared understanding of safeguarding is important for Quaker meetings, and reports back from a recent conference for coordinators.
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.
16 February 2018
Shaping our future: children and young people at Yearly Meeting 2018
by Howard Nurden
Younger voices have long played a part in Quaker decision-making. This year it's particularly important their voices are heard, says Howard Nurden.
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.