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How to explore a new book of the Bible Woodbrooke

How to explore a new book of the Bible

A Quaker approach to reading the Bible. Rhiannon Grant shares how she explores a new book of the Bible. Recently I was prompted – by a request to write something…

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Learning from the Learning Survey – why Woodbrooke is asking you questions

The 2021 Learning Survey is here, Rhiannon Grant explains why it’s so important. If nothing was stopping you from taking as many Woodbrooke courses as you liked, what would you…

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Who cares about care? Woodbrooke

Who cares about care?

Tracey Martin on the care crisis, how it’s affected her, and how Quakers might respond. ‘The origins of the crisis of care predate the financial crisis of 2008 and the…

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Barclay's Apology - who, what, and why? Woodbrooke

Barclay’s Apology – who, what, and why?

Rhiannon Grant unpacks Barclay’s Apology and explains why we are still talking about it 345 years after it was published. If you hang around with Quakers for a while, you…

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Looking back at 2020

Jon Martin, Woodbrooke’s Communications Manager, looks back at Woodbrooke Learning in 2020. In a year fraught with difficulties one of the positive aspects of 2020 was how Quakers around the…

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How spiritual direction feeds me Woodbrooke

How spiritual direction feeds me

Katie Evans reflects on her experience of spiritual direction ahead of the online course ‘Nurturing Our Spiritual Lives through Spiritual Direction’, 8th Feb – 4th April 2021 Spiritual direction, and…

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Spiritual Safari Woodbrooke

Spiritual Safari

Nim Njuguna shares his understanding of spiritual direction using the image of going on Safari. My view of spirituality is like that of a man who goes on his first…

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Revisiting The Meeting House Woodbrooke

Revisiting The Meeting House

In light of everything that’s happened in 2020 Maud Grainger asks what the purpose of a Quaker meeting house is. I remember the exact moment my relationship to a building,…

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Online Worship in 2020 - Revisiting Britain Yearly Meeting's Response to the Pandemic Woodbrooke

Online Worship in 2020 – Revisiting Britain Yearly Meeting’s Response to the Pandemic

Rhiannon Grant updates us on how Quakers across Britain have responded to the pandemic, adapting to lockdown and post-lockdown, with results of the second worship survey. In September 2020, we…

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The cost of the ‘Blessed Community’

Mark Russ shares his experience of the challenges of being in community and how he came to appreciate ‘Blessed Community’. As Quakers we hope for a world where everyone’s inherent…

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