What gives us the right to rule the planet? Surely it’s the knowledge gathered from our forebears over millennia through language: words. Perhaps that’s what St John is referring to in the first chapter of his Gospel: ‘In the beginning was the Word.’
Damon Albarn is spelling out his Griot name to me. I’m having trouble with the letters, so he scribbles on my notes, then points to a gold band on his wrist, engraved ‘Makandjan Kamisokko’. ‘I was bestowed that [name] some years ago in a hut in Mali,’ he tells...
Modern British Quakerism is often (unhelpfully) portrayed as an intractable battle between polarised groups: theists versus nontheists, modernisers versus traditionalists, liberals versus the intolerant. But underlying these purported dichotomies lies a whole range of more fundamental questions: what do we mean by ‘that of God in everyone’? Is anything apart...
This is a robust personal memoir that was born from a lecture that its Quaker author, David Logan, gave to young people joining Corporate Citizenship, a global consultancy that helps businesses find their place in society. Several of the young people said, ‘You should write a book,’ so he did....
North London Quakers called for ‘reform of our banking and financial systems’ in a blog for the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Inclusive Growth.
Quakers in Scotland made the news last week as they welcomed a change in the law regarding the physical punishment of children.
Ludlow Quakers addressed the Shropshire Pensions Committee last week in support of a 200-strong petition asking the Pensions Fund to divest from fossils fuels and invest in renewable energy sources.
Newcastle Meeting House hosted a meditative musical performance based on Zen Art principles as part of its expanding music programme.
Quakers are urging Friends to write to their MPs in support of the the Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill which reached its second reading this week.
Bradford Friends celebrated the news that South Africa has ratified the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
Friends, animals and songs… A Quaker singer/songwriter has rolled up his musical sleeves and embarked on a new project focussed on animals and people.
YFGM statement As gender-concerned Friends we read YFGM’s statement with interest. We believe biological sex is a material reality, not ‘assigned at birth’. Our sex determines the gendered way in which patriarchal society seeks to limit us. But we also believe that our testimony to equality empowers us to...