The youngest member of our clan paid us a visit recently. At just three years old, he has moved from the baby division of his nursery to the preschool section. He has learned to count from one to ten, and regaled us with his achievement with enormous satisfaction and enthusiasm,...
As a passionate ‘Remainer’, my first response to the Brexit vote in June 2016 was hurt and anger. I felt my country had been stolen from me. Since it was ‘the will of the people’ to leave the EU, I was evidently no longer one of ‘the people’. The arguments that...
In September 2019, a small and committed group of people will put on a show-stopping, piercing exhibition of artwork and creative expression to shine a light on one of the world’s largest arms fairs – the biennial Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition in London.
On the afternoon of Monday 11 November 1918 David Lloyd George, the prime minister, announced in the House of Commons that ‘the cruellest and most terrible war that has ever scourged mankind’ had come to an end that morning. He added: ‘I hope we may say that thus, this fateful morning, came...
On a bright autumn Sunday, Quaker Concern for Animals (QCA), in collaboration with the Retreat Animal Rescue and Farm Sanctuary in Kent, held a silent Meeting for Worship alongside the animal residents. Horses, turkeys, pigs, sheep, goats and many others live there in peace.
Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) trustees have reaffirmed they want ‘a simple church supported by a simple charity to reinvigorate Quakerism’ as the basis for its new set of priorities.
Oliver Robertson is to be the new head of witness and worship at Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM), it was announced at Meeting for Sufferings on 24 November.
Meeting for Sufferings decided to lay down the Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) Sustainability Group on Sunday 25 November.
Mark Tod, convenor of the Church Government Advisory Group (CGAG), spoke to Meeting for Sufferings on Friday 23 November about implications of the decision to revise Quaker faith & practice (Qf&p), and the revised text pertaining to Central Nominations Committee and Yearly Meeting Nominating Group.
Traidcraft, the Christian retailer promoting Fairtrade goods, has unveiled a plan to rescue it from the threat of closure.
Llandrindod Wells Friends hosted a day of ‘silence, inner stillness and sacred music’ this week as part of a global event celebrating meditation.
A Quaker online discussion group set up to explore the potential benefits of Land Value Tax (LVT) has been awarded a Quaker Peace Social & Witness (QPSW) sustainability and new economy grant.
Collateral damage I was delighted to see part of the Collateral Damage art installation at Friends House in London featured on the cover of the Friend (9 November) and to read the article about it. It was also good that many individuals and organisations – not all of them Friends – had contributed...