Month: May 2018

The Power of Love: reflections from a royal wedding

 Last week, Bishop Revered Michael Curry delivered an impassioned sermon during the royal wedding. The Most Reverend Michael Curry became the first black presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church…

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From the Glory of God to Inner Light

In this post, Ann Conway-Jones  explores the significance of the temple in Hebrew and Christian scripture. Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the Lord…

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Quakers and the Holy Spirit

Gill Pennington reflects on an ecumenical conference at Ampleforth Abbey entitled ‘Come Holy Spirit’ at which Bishop Graham Cray gave the key-note speech.  His inspiring talk and his clear message…

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Becoming a low carbon sustainable community

In 2011 I remember sitting in the tent in sweltering heat awaiting the Swarthmore lecture, a lecture given at the annual gathering of Britain Yearly Meeting. That year it was…

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Cambridge Companion to Quakerism – Out Now!

The new Cambridge Companion to Quakerism came out this week. Available in hardback or paperback,  this is the fourth book jointly edited by Stephen Angell at the Earlham School…

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Winter Gardens 2018

Woodbrooke is very fortunate to not only have acres of land, within it; gardens, woodland and a lake with an array of plants and wildlife but we also have volunteers…

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*UPDATE* Swarthmore Lecture 2018

EDIT: This year’s Swarthmore Lecture: ‘Changing ourselves, changing the world’ was given by Chris Alton as part of Britain Yearly Meeting, at Friends House on Saturday 5th May. Through his…

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