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Paradise Lost

What’s the significance of Paradise Lost? Why is it of interest to Quakers?  Mart Layton looks forward to the return of his course ‘Paradise Lost: an introduction’ How do you…

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What can we learn about ourselves and the planet during lockdown?

Maud shares her response to how Covid-19 is impacting the environment and ourselves. Some say it is quiet outside, and it is, except I hear the sirens, that seem ever…

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Prayer and change

Rhiannon wonders about the changing world created by Covid-19 and the place of prayer in her new routines.  “Come regularly to meeting for worship even when you are angry, depressed,…

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Mysticism or activism?

Mark Russ doesn’t think Quakers have to choose between political activism and spiritual depth.  Has Quakerism become too concerned with political activism at the expense of spiritual depth? Or are…

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Time and spirituality: what sets our pace?

Katie Evans discusses the importance of Retreats and how to reshape our relationship with time. A parachute slows its user down. It would be absurd to jump from a plane…

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Election 2019 – A Personal Reflection

Maud shares her personal reflection on the 2019 UK general election. I didn’t stay up last night, the eve of election results, I was tired and I went to bed….

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Online Meeting for Worship: Keith’s experience

Keith Harding shares his experience of online meeting for worship  We live almost a two-hour drive from our meeting and cannot get to meeting for worship as often as we…

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Spiritual joy – Games and Quakerism

Quaker author and Woodbrooke associate tutor, Jennifer Kavanagh, didn’t expect to be making games but now having created Journey Home and The Prayer Game she shares their origins and impact. …

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Bringing social justice to life – Games and Quakerism

Jessica Metheringham, creator of the Quaker inspired board game “Disarm the Base”, explores the learning and campaigning potential of games. This summer, I’ve been working on a creative response to…

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Experiments in faith: finding a meeting-centred approach

Quaker communities across Britain will be supported in new ways thanks to some bold changes in the way we work writes Woodbrooke’s Director Sandra Berry in this joint blog with…

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