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13 August 2019
Poverty, austerity and choosing a different path
by Suzanne Ismail
Suzanne Ismail explores why the UN's state of poverty in the UK report reaffirms the work to challenge inequality in Britain.
5 August 2019
Untangling the web: change through international structures
by Faith Biddle
Faith Biddle reflects on how her experiences at the Quaker United Nations Summer School reignited the desire to build a better world.
2 August 2019
By popular demand: even more Quakers in fiction!
by Suki Ferguson
Suki Ferguson rounds up reader-recommended novels that feature the Quaker faith.
23 July 2019
A brief history of Quakers and banking
by Olivia Hanks
From founding Barclays to backing credit unions – Olivia Hanks takes a look at Quaker work on banking.
22 July 2019
Quakers: The Religious Society of Hufflepuffs?
by Chloe Scaling
Chloe Scaling takes a light-hearted look at the possible parallels between Quakerism and the world of Harry Potter.
19 July 2019
6 ways to make Quaker meeting houses more sustainable
by Huw Davies
How many Quakers does it take to change a light bulb? Huw Davies explains how to lessen the environmental impact of our meetings and meeting houses, ranging from simple steps to big ideas.
28 June 2019
Is peace too controversial for the classroom?
by Isabel Cartwright
Isabel Cartwright explores why teachers shouldn't shy away from 'controversial' issues in the classroom.
21 June 2019
Experiments in faith: finding a meeting-centred approach
by Paul Parker
Quaker communities across Britain will be supported in new ways thanks to some bold changes in the way we work says Paul Parker in this joint blog with Woodbrooke's Sandra Berry.
17 June 2019
Why we’re going to Glastonbury
by Jon Martin
With its mix of music, politics and spirituality, Glastonbury festival remains one of the biggest in Britain. Jon Martin explains why this year young adult Quakers will be there to provide a place of spiritual sanctuary.
24 May 2019
by Edwina Peart
Edwina Peart poses some further questions to explore following some of the results of a Quaker survey on diversity.