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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.
6 February 2018
8 things you may not know about the right to vote
by Jessica Metheringham
Jessica Metheringham highlights eight lesser known facts about the struggle for the right to vote in Britain.
26 January 2018
The power of words: Holocaust Memorial Day 2018
by Marigold Bentley
Marigold Bentley reflects on the moving national commemoration event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
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.
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.
3 October 2017
Quakerism: a faith for turbulent times
by Jon Martin
For Quaker Week 2017 Jon Martin reflects on how the history of Quakerism means it has always been a faith for uncertain times.