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Getting to know our extended family: Quaker voices from around the world

Worldwide Quakerism can be seen as an extended family tree – with many branches spreading out in different directions and bearing different fruit. But when we come down to it,…

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Earth Day and ecological homecoming

On Earth Day 2024, Kim Harrison reflects on the importance of ecological homecoming after her recent Glenthorne retreat. The sense of ecological homecoming that we can feel in nature is…

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The Anti-Monopolist Origins of Monopoly – Games and Quakerism

Woodbrooke’s Communications Officer Aled Vernon-Rees explores the unlikely anti-monopolist and Quaker history of Monopoly and asks if we can still see these roots in todays game. I have always felt…

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Visioning for Climate Justice

Last year Amanda Jones completed the yearlong Exploring Faith and Climate Justice course run in partnership by Woodbrooke and Quakers in Britain. At the Climate Justice Gathering which followed, a…

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Centering Prayer: Encounter and Experience

The great revelation of 17th century Quakers was their lived experience of direct immediate contact with God. Even though we may now use different terms to describe our sense of…

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Accessible learning: speech and closed captions on Zoom

The spoken word is a vital part of our communication with participants in live sessions, and as teachers or facilitators we are probably already aware of the need to speak…

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Church Leader? Some reflections on assumptions in ecumenical and interfaith relationships

At the moment, I’m serving as the Quaker representative on a church leader’s group in the West Midlands. I’m very pleased to be able to do this – it’s often…

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Accessible learning: using colours and fonts on slides

This is the first in a series of short articles on how to make learning accessible to everyone. We’ll start with a few quick tips on how to make presentation…

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What Do Quakers Mean When We Talk About God?

If you listen to what Quakers say about God, or read some recent books by Quakers, you’re likely to find that the word ‘God’ often seems to be interchangeable with…

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Meet the 2023 Eva Koch Scholars

The 2023 Eva Koch Scholars share their topic and why it’s important to Quakers today. From left to right: M. Amelia Eikli, Caroline Chandler and Jo Cremins. M. Amelia Eikli…

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