When the early Quakers talked of ‘the Light’ they meant ‘Christ’, because in the New Testament Jesus referred to himself this way. Eventually the term became a kind of metaphor for the Holy Spirit, and Friends began to speak of ‘the Spirit within’. They believed that if they submitted to...
W ork on the climate emergency will not end with COP26, and there’s more to it than calculating our personal carbon footprints. We seem to be shovelling the disorder from one part of the world to another.
This is no easy writing for me. I am scared of choosing the wrong words, of being misunderstood, and of missing an opportunity.
This year’s Adderbury Gathering, organised by Banbury & Evesham Meeting, welcomed Alastair McIntosh for ‘Riding the Climate Storm: The climate crisis and survival of being’. Alastair looked at climate change and climate justice in a creative, far-reaching and rounded manner. We might expect this of an academic but Alastair...
Two political parties in the UK now have Quakers leading them. Carla Denyer was elected as co-leader of the Green Party of England and Wales this month. Meanwhile Alex Cole-Hamilton was elected as leader of the Scottish Liberal Democats in August.
In COP26, Glasgow Meeting finds itself at the centre of one of the most significant international conferences for decades. We have been working with over sixty faith and non-faith groups to prepare.
The Quaker Gender and Sexual Diversity Community (QGSDC) has called on the UK government to ban conversion therapy ‘without delay’, saying that many Friends have been affected by the practice.
Peace campaigners have redoubled their calls for the British army to be no longer able to ‘police itself’. The calls follow news this month that armed forces police have closed all investigations into alleged war crimes by British forces personnel in Iraq.
Quaker Social Action (QSA) has paid tribute to the MP David Amess, who was stabbed to death during a surgery for his constituents.
Bridget Guest has reflected on her twenty-seven years as general manager of the Quaker Tapestry Museum before she retires at the end of the year.
The Quaker Quicks offer accessible texts on key aspects of the Quaker way. These little books are suitable for both Friends and interested observers. In this case, US Friend, Brent Bill, who has written widely on Quaker spirituality, disciplines, and humour, considers how the Quaker understanding of witness can help...
This is part of a series launched by DLT Books called ‘My Theology’. It will consist of brief statements by leading theologians. Among them is one of my favourites, Ilia Delio. She is a Franciscan sister whose interest is in the integration of science, religion and culture. Currently she is...
And so he frequented the libraries and consulted the dictionaries, went online and off, many applications, hither and thither and back again.
Arab population in Palestine As a Friend with important Jewish heritage on my father’s side I always read with great interest the correspondence on Israel/Palestine, antisemitism and so on. I feel that I understand and strongly empathise with Jewish people on the centuries-old tragedy of antisemitism culminating in...