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Let Your Life Preach

The phrase ‘let your life speak’ is a common one among Quakers, but where does it come from and what does it really mean? It is little known that the…

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UoB Students Delve into the History of Woodbrooke

Woodbrooke offers Student Placements to history students who are studying at the University of Birmingham. Daniel has been fortunate to delve into the weird and wonderful collection of Rendel Harris….

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In Humility of Heart

‘Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls’ Matthew 11:29 When we take…

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Navigating Without a Map

How do we navigate life? What does it mean to be spirit-led? I’m looking forward to engaging with these questions with participants on the Standing in the light and sitting…

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A Quaker Response to Animal Suffering

In February 2018, Woodbrooke ran a six week long online course on ‘A Quaker Response to Animal Suffering.’ Its aim was to engage Friends with an important issue that is…

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Finding the Sacred on the Silver Screen

Can God be found in the movies? Is it possible to discern the work of the Spirit within such a consumerist and populist art form? Does a theological response to…

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The Book of Jeremiah: Prophetic Witness in Traumatic Times

The prophet Jeremiah lived through traumatic times. He saw the city of Jerusalem destroyed, and two waves of exiles, the Judean king among them, forcibly marched off to Babylon. His…

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Bible Study for Quakers

Barriers to the Bible I love the Bible. I find it endlessly fascinating, troubling and inspiring. But I didn’t always feel this way. I grew up in a non-religious home,…

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Friends of the Truth: What’s in a Name?

What’s in a name? Well, quite a lot it would seem when it comes to dissenting religious movements. Early Quakers called themselves ‘friends of the truth’ but their opponents called…

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Early Christians and Early Quakers

In March 1995, I prepared for my interview for a post at Woodbrooke by travelling from Aylesbury up to London to visit the library at Friends House. One book I…

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