‘It’s more about a mindset than knowledge – it’s a willingness to experiment.’

How can Quakers gather, and minister, when Friends are forced into isolation? Jon Martin considers digital options at Woodbrooke

‘Quakers, who call all things sacred, and need no time, place or ritual to worship, should thrive in a digital world.’ | Photo: Tianyi Ma / Unsplash.

For three years I worked for Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) doing all manner of things – but it could mostly be boiled down to one concept: making Quakers more digital. I worked with others to improve our online presence, including creating podcasts and training Quakers on social media. I was part of a group that helped nudge Quakers in Britain just a little bit further into the digital age. And yet I can’t help but shake the feeling that in all that time I achieved less progress than in the last two weeks.

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