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In every issue we aim to bring our subscribers some of the best in Quaker writing today, to illuminate, educate and inspire.

The Friends Quarterly offers substantial articles by experts in their field, dealing with issues affecting Friends, current topics of concerns to Quakers and thorough analysis of many aspects of Quakerism.

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Latest issue

2019 Issue 1

£6.00

The Eva Koch scholarship special issue

  • Martin Layton “The Eva Koch scholarship serves as a useful case study of the issues and debates within contemporary British Quakerism. This is evidenced by the huge number of publications, workshops and further research that have arisen out of it.”
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  • Barbara Luetke “It has been extremely important to me to allow my readers to appreciate Elizabeth Fletcher’s earnestness, skill, and sacrifice as well as the mid-17th century in which she lived.”
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  • Nim Njuguna “It should be concerning to every Friend that as well-meaning as we are, we may be fostering inequalities, unintentionally and unknowingly by just carrying on business as usual.”
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  • Rosie Carnall “P4C offers a creative process which actively engages individuals to work together collaboratively, to critically enquire into a topic that they all care about.”

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Previous issues

2018 Issue 4

£6.00

  • Ann Conway-Jones asks if the God of the Old Testament is a God of violence
  • Stuart Masters explores the radical political and economic vision of James Nayler
  • Malcolm Singer writes about the concert music of Leonard Berstein
  • Clement Jewitt examines words, meaning and metaphor in Quaker language

2018 Issue 3

£6.00

  • Christine Habgood-Coote asks how easy others find it to be heard in British Quakerism
  • Tim Neal reflects on his time working with Roma people
  • John Peirce writes about Christian communities and priesthood
  • Richard Eddleston questions why Friends do not always manifest peace and equality in their behaviour
  • Geoffrey Durham urges Friends to explore spiritual experience

2018 Issue 2

£6.00

  • Britain Yearly Meeting special issue.
  • Tim Gee reflects on the characteristics of a ‘movement’ organisation
  • Margaret Heathfield writes about the need for continuing convincement to nourish the Society’s roots and ensure future flourishing
  • Bronwen Gray describes the role of relationships in spiritual care
  • Trevor Dorey explores his journey from ordained Anglican to Friend

2018 Issue 1

£6.00

  • Mental health special issue.
  • Oliver Waterhouse writes about Meetings and mental ill health
  • Ros Beaverstock explores how Quakerism has informed her practice of psychiatry
  • John Miles speaks of his experiences as a carer
  • Susan Mitchell describes the place of The Retreat in the history of mental health care
  • Isobel Lane reflects on the stigma surrounding mental illness

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Writing guidelines

The Friends Quarterly carries serious, thoughtful and spiritual articles about Quakerism and matters of interest to Quakers. These pieces are longer than those in the Friend, typically between 2,000 and 4,000 words. Many arise from the author’s own studies, but this is not an academic journal as such. Analysis of historical concerns to Friends and current theology sit alongside personal experience and witness.

Drafts should be submitted as Word documents, with the very minimum of formatting. They can occasionally include charts or diagrams. Sources and references should be shown as footnotes, using the Word referencing tools. The editor welcomes suggestions for pieces, but naturally cannot guarantee publication until a full draft text is received.

Articles or enquiries: editor@friendsquarterly.org