A colourful patchwork

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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There Is Such A Thing As Society!

“Once you have done your homework, you realize we need new politics. We need new economics… But that is not enough. We need a whole new way of thinking… We…

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Sharing our spiritual gifts: Woodbrooke’s Volunteers

As Volunteers’ Week draws to a close I have been reflecting on the role of volunteers in the context of Woodbrooke. If you type ‘benefits of volunteering’ into Google (other…

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Spirituality – a workplace taboo?

Before I joined Woodbrooke’s learning and research team last December, I worked for a polytechnic in New Zealand. My colleagues were a lovely, caring, open-minded bunch, with whom I often…

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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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Quakers and The Archers: An Everyday Story?

I have been attending my local meeting for just over a year now.  I have been a fan of The Archers for over 40 years. I never imagined that the…

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Taking Inspiration from the Lament Psalms

During the Coronavirus lockdown, I was struck by the way in which familiar biblical phrases gained new resonances. The lament psalms, in particular, seemed freshly relevant. The psalms were written…

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