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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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Arriving at the sense of the Meeting

Friends have a continuing commitment to corporate decision-making and arguably this is most evident in the way they conduct their meetings for business. Indeed, William Taber describes the Quaker business…

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Living Adventurously in a Dangerous World

Live adventurously. When choices arise, do you take the way that offers the fullest opportunity for the use of your gifts in the service of God and the community? Let…

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The Power of Love: reflections from a royal wedding

 Last week, Bishop Revered Michael Curry delivered an impassioned sermon during the royal wedding. The Most Reverend Michael Curry became the first black presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church…

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From the Glory of God to Inner Light

In this post, Ann Conway-Jones  explores the significance of the temple in Hebrew and Christian scripture. Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the Lord…

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Emilia Fogelklou

Emilia Fogelklou (1878-1972) was a Swedish mystic, theologian, psychologist of religion, educator, writer, peace worker and Quaker. She was the inspiration for a 6-week online retreat, offered by Woodbrooke in February…

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Christian Faith and Practice in the Friends Church: Friends United Meeting in East Africa | Imani na Matendo ya Kikristo katika Kanisa la Marafiki: Muungano wa Mkutano wa Marafiki, Afrika Mashariki (in Kiswahili)

As you may have heard, last November a team of four Woodbrooke tutors travelled to Western Kenya to run a Woodbrooke on the road with Friends from several yearly meetings…

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What’s the question? Reading Quaker faith & practice, Yearly Meeting 2018, and books of discipline

In May 2018, Britain Yearly Meeting will again consider the question: is it time to revise our book of discipline? I want to take this question apart a bit and…

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