A place for insight, analysis and action.
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.
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.
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.
8 October 2019
What to expect at a Quaker meeting for worship
by Suki Ferguson
Stillness, peace, and connection. Suki Ferguson explores meeting for worship.
24 September 2019
Exploring peace with local young people
by Mel Cook
Mel Cook explains how a Quaker group reached out to children in the local community to share a message of peace.
22 August 2019
A day in the life of a Quaker chaplain
by Marleen Schepers
Curious about what it's like to be a Quaker chaplain? From exploring worship with university students to dealing with difficult moments in a hospital, Marleen Schepers spoke to two Quaker chaplains to find out more.
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.
17 May 2019
A living heritage: sharing the significance of our Quaker meeting houses
by Ingrid Greenhow
Some of the most historically important Quaker meeting houses now have protected status thanks to a three-year project that involved Quakers across the country. It's something we should all be proud of, says Ingrid Greenhow.