A place for insight, analysis and action.
21 January 2020
What’s wrong with Prevent?
by Ellis Brooks
Prevent fostered racism before police labelled Extinction Rebellion as extremists. Quakers are joining voices raised in opposition to the government's counter-terrorism strategy.
1 January 2020
Our faith, our community: a reality check for 2020
by Paul Parker
As a turbulent new year begins, Paul Parker looks at the current state of British Quakerism through three different lenses – and finds hope for the future.
21 December 2019
Quaker faith in action in the 2010s: highlights from the decade
by Suki Ferguson
At the end of a tumultuous decade, Suki Ferguson looks back at just a few of the highlights.
20 December 2019
How to heal divided communities: 5 tips from East African peace campaigners
by Tobias Wellner
Tobias Wellner takes a look at what we can learn from the successes of community peacebuilders in Rwanda and beyond.
10 December 2019
Building understanding and tolerance in a divided society
by Oliver Robertson
Bridging divides isn't just about building unity but becoming more comfortable in our disunity, says Oliver Robertson.
21 November 2019
Moved by the spirit: Quakers in film
by Elizabeth Payne
From Westerns to romcoms, Elizabeth Payne takes a look at seven films that feature Quaker characters for #QuakerFacts.
7 November 2019
‘May love be amongst us’ as we walk the many pathways of faith
by Lynda Williams
Lynda Williams shares practical instances of loving interfaith relations.
5 November 2019
Remembrance: why it matters
by Marigold Bentley
As Remembrance Day approaches, Marigold Bentley considers different stories of war and reflects on the reasons for remembrance.
29 October 2019
Mental health: the elephant in the room?
by Alison Mitchell
Alison Mitchell explores how Quakers with mental health issues experience Quaker meetings, and asks whether we should be speaking out more about mental health in society.
25 October 2019
Tackling the climate emergency: what can councils do?
by Olivia Hanks
In less than a year more than half the UK's local authorities have declared a 'climate emergency'. Livvy Hanks outlines 7 things your council can do to make a difference.