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June 2024 – George Fox

June 2024 – George Fox It is George Fox’s 400th birthday this year, but who was George Fox? He is known as one of the group of men and women who founded Quakerism. Fox made a point of living with integrity, acting against injustice, and building a faith community that practiced what they preached.

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May 2024 – Walk Cheerfully

May 2024 – Walk Cheerfully Be patterns, be examples in all countries, places, islands, nations, wherever you come, that your carriage and life may preach among all sorts of people, and to them, then you will come to walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone.  

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April 2024 – Earth Day

April 2024 – Earth Day World Earth Day is on April 22, providing a special day to focus on caring for our planet.

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Tending the Flames: resilience in activism

How do we keep going when we feel like all is lost? How do we keep talking when we feel no one is listening? We might find the answers in metaphors of fire – in what it takes to keep a fire burning and what it means to tend the flames. In this poetic presentation,…

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Where the Wild Things Are: gardening for nature in Quaker spaces

The UK is one of the most nature-depleted places on Earth, in the face of this our gardens provide a vital sanctuary. This presentation by Caroline Chandler considers how we can use our gardens to support nature and provide a refuge for different members of our community. Drawing on the experiences of three Quaker meeting…

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From Small Acorns Come Wide Branches: building community in an uncertain world

From humble beginnings come gardens for minds to rest in, one thousand trees and places to call home. Find out more about how communities are coming together to protect nature and each other’s wellbeing. When Jo Cremins heard how the residents in her town raised enough money in five weeks to buy a local wood,…

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March 2024 – Spring

March 2024 – Spring The daffodils are out! There’s more than a whiff of Spring in the air and with it, new life.

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February 2024 – How does love grow?

February 2024 – How does love grow? February is often thought of as the month of love. It’s a time when many people send out cards, flowers, and chocolates to show they care. But love isn’t just for Valentine’s Day – we can celebrate our love for our friends, family members, and even ourselves all…

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January 2024 – Caring for our world. Caring for ourselves. Caring for others

January 2024 – Caring for our world. Caring for ourselves. Caring for others “I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good thing, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not…

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December 2023 – Living a Full Life

December 2023 – Living a Full Life Perhaps the most neglected of all the advices is that we should live adventurously. If there is one wish I would pray the Spirit to put into our Christmas stockings, it is warmth, openness, passion, a bit of emotion that doesn’t mind making a fool of itself occasionally….

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November 2023 – Worship

November 2023 – Worship Worship is the response of the human spirit to the presence of the divine and eternal, to the God who first seeks us. The sense of wonder and awe of the finite before the infinite leads naturally to thanksgiving and adoration.

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October 2023 – Black History Month

October 2023 – Black History Month “Black history is OUR history and a steppingstone for our future. We must be connected to our past in order to change our future.” Chandelis R. Duster

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September 2023 – Getting Ready for Quaker Week

September 2023 – Getting Ready for Quaker Week Each year Quakers in Britain have a week dedicated to exploring new ways to share their stories and strengthen their faith. In 2023, Quaker Week will run from 23 September to 1 October. This year’s theme is Simple. Radical. Spiritual.

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August 2023 – Lights, Camera, Action

August 2023 – Lights, Camera, Action In 2024, the Quaker community will celebrate the four-hundredth anniversary of George Fox’s birth. To commemorate this occasion, the Quaker Arts Network, is inviting Quaker schools, summer camps, children’s meetings, and other Quaker groups to create short films that showcase an aspect of George Fox’s life and message. These…

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July 2023 – Outdoors

July 2023 – Outdoors All species and the Earth itself have interdependent roles within Creation. Humankind is not the species, to whom all others are subservien to, but one among many. All parts, all issues, are inextricably intertwined. Indeed the web of creation could be described as of three ply thread: wherever we touch it…

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June 2023 – Belonging

June 2023 – Belonging How can we make the meeting a community in which each person is accepted and nurtured, and strangers are welcome? Seek to know one another in the things which are eternal, bear the burden of each other’s failings and pray for one another. As we enter with tender sympathy into the…

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George Richardson Lecture 2023

The Seed and the Day of Small Things – finding power and powerlessness in Quaker theology by Rachel Muers  How do Quakers confront the apparent power of evil, negotiate their own power and powerlessness, and speak about the experience of being empowered by God? This lecture explores early Quaker theologies of ‘the Seed’ and…

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May 2023 – Truth

May 2023 – Truth Truth, Peace, Simplicity and Equality are values we can all try to live up to in our daily lives. They encourage and challenge us in the choices and decisions we make. For Quakers, these values are especially important.

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Yearly Meeting – Truth and Joy

Yearly Meeting – Truth and Joy At Yearly Meeting this year the children will be thinking about Truth and Joy. Part of their exploration will be about being true to ourselves – about believing in who we are, being comfortable with who we are, and being honest about who we are.

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April 2023 – What makes my heart sing?

April 2023 – What makes my heart sing? April Fools’ Day, is the first day of April. A day when people share jokes and play tricks. Even the media join in, with the famous spaghetti tree being a memorable BBC prank. The average 4-year-old laughs 300 times a day. The average 40-year-old? Only 4. Laughter…

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March 2023 – Spring Forward

March 2023 – Spring Forward Spring is a season of new life. The Earth wakes up from its rest, temperatures rise, and daylight increases. Signs of life are everywhere you look. Our Earth is a wonderful place and it’s exciting to see it spring back into life.

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February 2023 – All You Need is Love

February 2023 – All You Need is Love Love is in the air this month! Valentines Day cards crowd the shops, heart shaped balloons fill the windows and it’s hard to miss. But what is love and how can we show it all year round?

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Climate Crisis – Food and Solidarity

Ruth Kettle-Frisby looks at how people of faith can accompany women and disabled people in the Global South. Naomi Richards explores sharing food to cultivate belonging to and reverence for life on earth. Naomi produced a booklet as a resource for meetings to continue her project which can be downloaded here: A Meeting for Nourishment. 

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Our Friends and Other Animals and Lessons from Friends against Nuclear Weapons

Jasmine Piercy shares her work on the theme, ‘Our Friends and Other Animals’: how we might extend our Quaker testimony to all species. Adopting a fresh, hopeful and non-judgemental approach, she has been engaging with Friends creatively through her online ‘Museum of Animal Stuff’, artefacts derived from animals, collected and curated into an interactive exhibition:…

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Centering Prayer & Giving in Friends Church Africa

Rosemary Field shares her exploration of what the method of ‘centering prayer’ has to offer Friends as personal spiritual practice and as a means of enhancing the experience of Meeting for Worship. Alfred Wasike talks about his research into ways in which the Friends Church can promote the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals to help…

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January 2023 – Hope

January 2023 – Hope New Year is often a time people make resolutions, changes to their life style or hatch new plans. Sometimes these ideas can take hold and flourish but often plans don’t last beyond mid-January. After the excitement of the Christmas season, this month can feel a bit bleak, with the weather to…

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December 2022 – Midwinter

December 2022 – Midwinter Winter is a time of darkness, shorter days and possibly shorter outdoor playtime, and, as John Betjeman’s poem Advent 1955 reads ‘dark at breakfast, dark at tea’. On the face of it, this season can appear gloomy and we look forward to lighter days. However, the darkness of this time of…

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November 2022 – Celebrating Difference

November 2022 – Celebrating Difference Each one of us is unique and amazing. We look different, sound different and often, think differently. Our communities are richer for the differences we bring. Sometimes our differences can get in the way – or we think they get in the way.

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Blacklash Blues

Recording of the Blacklash Blues by The Sirens.  Originally performed by Nina Simone. The Sirens includes Helen Minnis who performed the song during her 2022 Swarthmore Lecture, you can find out more about this here.

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October 2022 – Black History Month

October 2022 – Black History Month People from African and Caribbean backgrounds have been a fundamental part of British history for centuries. Black History Month celebrates the vast contribution of Black men, women and children to British society; contributions that have been long overlooked. This month-long celebration recognises the events and people who have shaped…

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September 2022 – Being Ready for Quaker Week: Welcoming Families

September 2022 – Being Ready for Quaker Week: Welcoming Families Quakers believe there is that of God in everyone. We can think of it as a light shining inside us. The light shows us things that are important. We are all very different and our light will look different to those around us. How do…

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George Richardson Lecture 2022

George Fox’s Pulpits – place and story in Quaker history by Professor Angus Winchester Focusing on the sites in north-west England associated with early Quakerism, specifically the two hillsides which contain rocks known as ‘Fox’s Pulpit’, Firbank Fell near Sedbergh, and Pardshaw Crag, near Cockermouth, this lecture will examine how and why these particular sites…

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2021 Swarthmore Lecture – Kinder Ground Creating Space for Truth by Thomas Penny

Kinder Ground Creating Space for Truth by Thomas Penny Thomas Penny’s 2021 Swarthmore lecture addresses Truth in the era of fake news, and draws on his 29 years’ experience working as a journalist. He revisits the Quaker commitment to Truth, asking how Quaker practices and approaches may help us in the face of increasing polarisation….

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George Richardson Lecture 2021

Tolstoy or Kierkegaard? Dilemmas of Quaker Biblical Interpretation by Hugh S. Pyper The eminent critic George Steiner entitled his first book Tolstoy or Dostoevsky. In it he explores the fundamental differences between these two great writers which contribute to their radically different approaches to interpreting the New Testament. In this lecture, Hugh S. Pyper will…

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George Richardson Lecture 2019

Hilary Hinds on The Poetry of Mary Mollineux. In 1671, George Fox urged Friends to ‘pluck down your images, your likenesses, your pictures, and your representation of things in heaven, things in the earth, and things in the waters’. Like other early Protestants, Fox and other early Quakers rejected artistic endeavour: to create was the…

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2020 Swarthmore Lecture – Openings to the Infinite Ocean: A Friendly Offering of Hope by Tom Shakespeare

Openings to the Infinite Ocean: A Friendly Offering of Hope by Tom Shakespeare How do we face all the very real, terrible things that happen in our world and still have hope? How did Friends in the past have hope in dark times and how can we have it today? In the 2020 Swarthmore Lecture…

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March 2020 – Climate Activism

March 2020 – Climate Activism The issue of climate change is important and urgent for all of us but young people have taken up this concern as something they feel passionate about and maybe very worried about.

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2019 Swarthmore Lecture – On Earth as it is in Heaven; The Kingdom of God and the yearning of Creation by Eden Grace

On Earth as it is in Heaven; The Kingdom of God and the yearning of Creation by Eden Grace Eden explored Quaker eco-theology, from early Friends to Quakers today. Through stories of Friends’ response to climate change, she shows how this witness arises from their Quaker faith and ask us to imagine and create a…

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November 2019 – Children’s Voices – The boy Jesus in the Temple

November 2019 – Children’s Voices – The boy Jesus in the Temple This issue is the first in a series which focus on children’s voices and how they can be heard in their meetings, their communities and our world. It reflects on the story of the boy Jesus in the temple and encourages us to…

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2018 Swarthmore Lecture (Video)

The 2018 Swarthmore Lecture: ‘Changing ourselves, changing the world’ was given by life-long Quaker, artist and activist Chris Alton.  You can watch a subtitled recording of Chris Alton’s Swarthmore Lecture here:

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May 2019 – Room for All – Gardening

May 2019 – Room for All – Gardening This issue looks at how gardens and gardening can be a way of creating hope by reaching out to the wider community around us and by offering spiritual growth and healing.

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March 2019 – Room for All – Mental Wellbeing

March 2019 – Room for All – Mental Wellbeing This edition of Journeys in the Spirit continues the theme of ‘Room for All’ and focusses on children’s mental well-being.

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January 2019 – Room for All – Hospitality and Welcome

January 2019 – Room for All – Hospitality and Welcome This edition is part of the series “Room for All” and this issue is looking at hospitality and welcome. Advices and Queries 26 Do you recognise the needs and gifts of each member of your family and household, not forgetting your own? Try to make…

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November 2018 – Room for All – Diversity

November 2018 – Room for All – Diversity This issue is the first in a series, which focusses on the theme of ‘Room for All’. As Quakers, our table is already rich with good things, but who is missing? How can we let people know that there’s a space for them and a space for…

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September 2018 – Hope in Turbulent Times – Quaker stories

September 2018 – Hope in Turbulent Times – Quaker stories This edition is part of the series on ‘Hope in turbulent times’. In this issue we will be looking at stories.

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Nigel Newton: Quaker Schools

Nigel Newton talks about his research into Quaker schools, the importance of Meeting for Worship, and how school cultures are developed.

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George Richardson Lecture 2018

This lecture, “William Penn after 300 Years: Paradoxes and Legacies of a Boundary-Spanner” was given by Andrew Murphy at Woodbrooke on June 21 2018. 2018 marks the 300th anniversary of the death of William Penn, and thus offers an ideal opportunity to revisit a figure at once both familiar and elusive, with a name recognized…

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July 2018 – Hope in Turbulent Times – Dementia explored

July 2018 – Hope in Turbulent Times – Dementia explored Dementia is an issue for us all: we may worry about our own capabilities or that of people we love. We may know people or there may be Friends in your Meeting experiencing dementia.

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Quaker Clockmakers

Quaker Clockmakers This chapter first appeared, with additional photographs which cannot be reproduced on the web, in Quakers, Business and Industry edited by Stephen Angell and Pink Dandelion, Long Meadow: FAHE, 2017, pp 37 – 100. This is a reprint of a chapter by Tim Marshall, of his chapter on Quaker clockmakers together with an…

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2018 Swarthmore Lecture (Audio)

The audio recording of Chris Alton’s 2018 Swarthmore Lecture.

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March 2018 – Hope in Turbulent Times – Militarisation in schools

March 2018 – Hope in Turbulent Times – Militarisation in schools This edition of Journeys in the Spirit focuses on militarisation in schools. It looks at how the influence of the military can permeate children’s thinking even at quite a young age.

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January 2018 – Hope in Turbulent Times – Living with change

January 2018 – Hope in Turbulent Times – Living with change This issue of Journeys in the Spirit considers coping with change. Change, for some, can be a difficult topic.

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November 2017 – Hope in Turbulent Times – The book of Ruth

November 2017 – Hope in Turbulent Times – The book of Ruth This edition is part of the series on ‘Hope in turbulent times’. The Bible is full of stories about people who found hope in turbulent times and one of these is found in the Book of Ruth.

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2017 Swarthmore Lecture (Video)

The Swarthmore Lecture 2017: Faith in politics? A testimony to equality was given by Catherine West at 7:30 pm on Monday 31st July 2017 as part of Yearly Meeting Gathering at Warwick University.

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September 2017 – Hope in Turbulent Times – Developing Spiritual Practices

September 2017 – Hope in Turbulent Times – Developing Spiritual Practices This month’s issue is based on the idea that we can find hope, and build resilience and strength through Quaker worship. To do this effectively we need to understand what worship is and how we can practice this well.

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Exploring Priesthood

John Peirce spent six weeks exploring Quaker understanding of the priesthood of all believers. In August 2017,  John gave a short presentation on his current thinking to an audience of Woodbrooke staff, volunteers and guests.

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George Richardson Lecture 2017

Christine Trevett delivers the 2017 George Richardson Lecture and questions the age of Quaker membership.

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July 2017 – QFP – Approaches to God, worship and prayer

July 2017 – QFP – Approaches to God, worship and prayer This edition of Journeys in the Spirit looks at chapter two of Quaker faith & practice – Approaches to God, worship and prayer. It continues this series reflecting on Quaker faith & Practice as adults have been doing in their meetings.

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May 2017 – QFP – Close relationships

May 2017 – QFP – Close relationships This issue of Journeys in the Spirit looks at Chapter 22 of Quaker faith & Practice ‘Close Relationships’.

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2016 Swarthmore Lecture (Video)

The 2016 Swarthmore Lecture was given by Cécile Nyiramana and Esther Mombo. This lecture will focus on the peace building work of East African Quakers.

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Roots of a contemporary Quaker American crisis, tensions over the Vietnam War and the World Council of Churches among Indiana Yearly Meeting and Friends United Meeting Quakerism 1969-1975

This public lecture was delivered by Stephen W. Angell in 2013.

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Slave rebellions and Quaker anxiety in the turn against slavery

A public lecture by Betsy Cazden.

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March 2017 – QFP – Unity of creation

March 2017 – QFP – Unity of creation This issue looks at chapter 25 of Quaker faith & practice, which considers the Unity of Creation.

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The Joseph Wood Archive

This archive consists five volumes of notebooks in PDF format by Quietist Quaker Joseph Wood.

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Quaker Study Series 2013

At Canadian Yearly Meeting 2013, Ben Pink Dandelion held a series of Quaker Study sessions over five days from 19 to 23 August.

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Quaker Historical Corpus

The Quaker Historical Corpus (QHC) consists of 173 texts written by Quakers between 1650 and 1690. All the texts are derived from copies held in the Library of Friends House, London.

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The Future of Quakerism

Where does Quakerism sit in the wider religious landscape today? Where will it be in 25 years’ time?

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Quakers and Ecumenism

This talk will look at how ecumenism first became possible in the nineteenth century and how Friends can relate to other Christians and other faiths today.

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Quakers, Theology and Language

The different attitudes to theology and language within the Society of Friends. The very particular British Quaker understanding of belief will be a focus for this talk.

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What Quakers Believe

There are Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish and atheist Quakers today – how do they all co-exist?

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Quaker Worship and Witness

The radical mysticism of Quakerism, which is based on the idea that God can be experienced without the mediation of priest or text at any time, in any place.

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The History of Quakerism

An accessible account of the history of Quakerism from the time when it was a movement setting out to change the world, abolish slavery and promote women’s rights.

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Who are the Quakers?

A basic overview of the founding story and ideas of Quakerism and how the movement has grown into a worldwide religion of six traditions.

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Quakers and the world: religious freedom and citizenship – Ben Pink Dandelion

This talk was given on September 3, 2014 at the University of Stavanger at a research seminar to celebrate 200 years of Quaker presence in Norway.

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General Studies Thesis – Not Yet Summarised

Links to other Quaker studies theses and dissertations available online including more general theses with substantial Quaker studies content.

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Transforming the outside and God transforming the inside

Esther Mombo talking at the Friends Association for Higher Education annual conference at Woodbrooke in 2016.

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Transforming Leaders and Organisations through Soul Work

Margaret Benefiel talking at the Friends Association for Higher Education annual conference at Woodbrooke in 2016.

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The Labyrinth

Jan Sellers talking at the Friends Association for Higher Education annual conference at Woodbrooke in 2016.

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From a Deep Place

Gerald Hewitson talking at the Friends Association for Higher Education annual conference at Woodbrooke in 2016.

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Early Quaker Travel and the Literature of Pilgrimage

This keynote was delivered by Hilary Hinds at the Borders and Crossings Conference in 2012.

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The Other Family Living with the Woolmans

This public lecture recorded at Woodbrooke in 2012, examines the relationship of John Wollman with his families former slaves.

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Searching for John Woolman

This public lecture recorded at Woodbrooke in 2012, James Proud, a direct descendent of Woolman, talks about the process of writing and editing Woolman’s works.

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Deepening the Life of the Spirit – Gerald Hewitson

Gerald Hewitson described his spiritual journey in the Swarthmore Lecture of 2013. Journaling is his primary spiritual practice.

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Deepening the Life of the Spirit – Ginny Wall

Ginny Wall talks about the place of spiritual practice in our lives at the 2012 Quaker Life Representative Council.

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Open for Transformation: being Quaker

Ben Pink Dandelion presents his talk ‘Open for Transformation: being Quaker’, based on the theme of the 2014 Swarthmore Lecture.

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Quakers and Muslims in the seventeenth century

Justin Meggitt talks to us about the history of Quakers and Muslims in the seventeenth century

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The correspondence and dynamics in John Woolman's travels

John Kershner a postgraduate student in Quaker studies presents his thesis topic about John Woolman.

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Good Lives Study Pack – Day Gathering

This study pack is designed to help Friends apply our Quaker values and practices to the pressing issues of today

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Good Lives Study Pack – Four Session

The four study packs in this book derive from work undertaken by the Good Lives Project at Woodbrooke between 2009 and 2012.

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Good Lives Study Pack – Three Session

This pack is designed to help Friends apply our Quaker values and practices to the pressing issues of today, in particular, the threats to the environment.

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George Richardson Lecture 2013

Roger Homan delivers the 2013 George Richardson Lecture and talks to us about the rehabilitation of art in Quaker faith.

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George Richardson Lecture 2014

Stephen W. Angell delivers the 2014 George Richardson Lecture and looks at Samuel Fisher’s writings as they relate to the authority of Scripture and their effects on the ways other Quakers have understood the authority of Scripture throughout the Second Period and beyond.

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George Richardson Lecture 2016

Robynne Rogers Healey delivers the 2016 George Richardson Lecture and surveys some of the changes in Quaker history over the past twenty years

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George Richardson Lecture 2012

Carole Dale Spencer delivers the 2012 George Richardson Lecture and will explore the relationship between Hannah Whitall Smith and J. Rendel Harris, the first Director of Woodbrooke.

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George Richardson Lecture 2011

Rosemary Moore delivers the 2011 George Richardson Lecture and looks at how an update to ‘The Second Period of Quakerism’ might look.

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George Richardson Lecture 2015

Brycchan Carey delivers the 2015 George Richardson Lecture and examines two key moments in the development of a wider literature of antislavery.

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FAHE 2008 – John Punshon

Talk by John Punshon, speaker at the Friends Association of Higher Education (FAHE) Annual Conference held at Woodbrooke June 19 – 22 2008.

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FAHE 2008 – Jocelyn Burnell

A Talk by Jocelyn Burnell, speaker at the Friends Association of Higher Education (FAHE) Annual Conference held at Woodbrooke June 19 – 22 2008.

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European Quaker peaceworker schemes

Haifa Rashed presents her research about Quaker peace worker schemes around the world.

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January 2017 – QFP – Reflections

January 2017 – QFP – Reflections This issue of Journeys in the Spirit looks at Chapter 26 of Quaker faith & practice ‘Reflections’. This chapter is a collection of insights, stories and experiences across generations of Friends, as they reflect on the way their experiences in life shaped their relationship with God.

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November 2016 – QFP – Personal journey

November 2016 – QFP – Personal journey This issue asks children to consider what they think of as ‘superpowers’ and how they can use their own unique qualities to be heroes in their everyday lives.

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September 2016 – QFP – Social responsibility

September 2016 – QFP – Social responsibility This edition is looking at chapter 23 – Social Responsibility. Much of the chapter is about engaging with the politics of the day, raising awareness of important issues, getting involved in helping others who are suffering in some way. The aim is to familiarise children with Quaker faith…

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July 2016 – QFP – Faithful lives

July 2016 – QFP – Faithful lives This issue looks at chapter 18 of ‘Quaker faith & practice’. It is made up of a selection of the testimonies to the grace of God in the lives of the ordinary Friends who have made up the previous generations of our Society. They show us that, whatever…

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May 2016 – Quakers Around The World – Root and Fruit

May 2016 – Quakers Around The World – Root and Fruit This issue of Journeys in the Spirit looks at the link between how we live out our faith in the world – the fruit of our Quakerism – and what nourishes and inspires it – the root of our Quakerism.

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March 2016 – Quakers Around The World – Taking action

March 2016 – Quakers Around The World – Taking action This edition of Journeys in the Spirit is about how we help children consider what leads us to take action. Whether this is going on a demonstration, signing a petition, recycling, or standing up for what we believe to be right, it is important to…

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2016 Swarthmore Lecture (Audio)

The 2016 Swarthmore Lecture was given by Cécile Nyiramana and Esther Mombo. This lecture will focus on the peace building work of East African Quakers.

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January 2016 – Quakers Around The World – Palestine and Israel

January 2016 – Quakers Around The World – Palestine and Israel As you prepare, it is helpful to reflect on your own knowledge of the current situation in Palestine and Israel and of the long, complex history of the conflict and suffering.

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November 2015 – Quakers Around The World – Seeds and senses

November 2015 – Quakers Around The World – Seeds and senses Our spiritual journeys involve paying attention to and sharing with ourselves, other people, the world around us, and God. We can use all our senses to do this.

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September 2015 – Quakers Around The World – Global community

September 2015 – Quakers Around The World – Global community In a world of growing globalisation, it is important that children develop an understanding of the issues around diversity and discrimination.

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July 2015 – Quakers Around the World – Living adventurously

July 2015 – Quakers Around the World – Living adventurously This issue of Journeys in the Spirit aims to help children see how being a Quaker can be adventurous, challenging and exciting and, also, to think about what they might do or help with during Quaker Week 2015.

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May 2015 – Living as a Quaker – the Nobel Prize

May 2015 – Living as a Quaker – the Nobel Prize This issue of Journeys in the Spirit answers that question and explains how the Quakers came to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1947.

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March 2015 – Living as a Quaker – Quakers and the Bible

March 2015 – Living as a Quaker – Quakers and the Bible This issue of Journeys in the spirit offers ways to consider Quaker approaches to the Bible with children. In an historical context, this is easy because early Friends had strong personal connections with the Bible. Now, it is not so.

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2015 Swarthmore Lecture (Audio)

The 2015 Swarthmore Lecture will consider our peace testimony in relation to the current global context and drawing on what she has learned from her practical experience of violence and peacemaking

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2015 Swarthmore Lecture (Video)

The 2015 Swarthmore Lecture will consider our peace testimony in relation to the current global context and drawing on what she has learned from her practical experience of violence and peacemaking

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January 2015 – Living as a Quaker – Exploring A&Q 1:19

January 2015 – Living as a Quaker – Exploring A&Q 1:19 This well known and well used advice and query is one that on the surface feels joyful – how lucky we are to have children and young people in our meetings. But on further examination we are being charged with serious responsibilities in how…

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December 2014 – Living as a Quaker – Exploring the Quaker business method

December 2014 – Living as a Quaker – Exploring the Quaker business method The Quaker business method is a way of working together using ways which we don’t commonly link with business, being busy or going about our jobs.

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November 2014 – Living as a Quaker – Equipping children for ministry

November 2014 – Living as a Quaker – Equipping children for ministry Woodbrooke has a course for adult Friends called ‘Equipping for Ministry’. This enables Friends to explore and develop what ministry is for them. The writer of this issue wanted to offer ways to explore a similar approach with children.

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October 2014 – Living as a Quaker – Looking after each other

October 2014 – Living as a Quaker – Looking after each other In this issue of Journeys in the Spirit we look at the story of Margaret Fell, one of the founders of Quakerism, and how she helped shape the way Quakers look after each other today.

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September 2014 – Living as a Quaker – How differently Quakers live

September 2014 – Living as a Quaker – How differently Quakers live This issue of Journeys in the Spirit aims to introduce the matter of difference in lifestyle and values, and explore how children may recognise, understand and stay true to their values while at the same time respecting and interacting with others who may…

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August 2014 – Living as a Quaker – Living in the light

August 2014 – Living as a Quaker – Living in the light In this edition of Journeys, there are ways to work with children to look at what it means to live a transformed and transforming life, thinking about how the Light within can change us and at how carrying the Light with us can…

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July 2014 – YMG – I matter – I change the world

July 2014 – YMG – I matter – I change the world Children from an early age are sensitive to issues of violence and can be aware of conflict and war. They develop a strong sense for what is utterly wrong if it happens to another human, an animal or their surroundings.

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June 2014 – YMG – Quakers Get Together

June 2014 – YMG – Quakers Get Together This issue explores something of how we are all part of the world family of Friends – especially when we have an opportunity of meeting or gathering together and growing in the spirit.

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May 2014 – YMG – Being a Quaker and a Child

May 2014 – YMG – Being a Quaker and a Child As the Yearly Meeting prepares to consider the issue of what it means to be a Quaker today, this issue offers some suggestions to help children to explore what it means to them to be a Quaker.

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April 2014 – Quakers, Work and Business – Farmer to shop owner

April 2014 – Quakers, Work and Business – Farmer to shop owner Many early Quakers were small scale farmers owning the land they worked, or husbandmen renting small farms. Tithes, confiscation of animals or goods, and imprisonment for non-payment made it more difficult to continue with farming with its longer term investment. This was why…

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March 2014 – Quakers, Work and Business – A chocolate maker

March 2014 – Quakers, Work and Business – A chocolate maker This series of Journeys in the Spirit offers ways to help children look at the sort of work and businesses that Quakers have done or been involved in. In this issue we look at one particular business, how it started and what Friends did…

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2014 Swarthmore Lecture (Audio)

The 2014 Swarthmore Lecture explores the theme of transformation, ending with a call for us as Quakers to return to a transforming and transformational faith.

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2014 Swarthmore Lecture (Video)

The 2014 Swarthmore Lecture explores the theme of transformation, ending with a call for us as Quakers to return to a transforming and transformational faith.

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February 2014 – Quakers, Work and Business – A botanist

February 2014 – Quakers, Work and Business – A botanist Early Quakers had testimonies against outward symbols, taking oaths and the payment of tithes, and about peace, temperance, moderation and forms of address. These beliefs sprung from a sense of equality, compassion and seeing the sacred in all life. It was in this Quietism period…

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January 2014 – Quakers, Work and Business – An introduction

January 2014 – Quakers, Work and Business – An introduction This is the first in a short series about how Quakers think about the work and business they might be involved in. The series has three issues about some historic Quaker businesses and reflections on what children think about work.

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December 2013 – Some Feelings – Talking about grief

December 2013 – Some Feelings – Talking about grief In a worshipful way, this issue of Journeys in the Spirit offers ways to talk and explore with children about the feeling of grief.

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November 2013 – Some Feelings – Talking about jealousy

November 2013 – Some Feelings – Talking about jealousy In this issue of Journeys in the Spirit we use two Bible stories that are about situations in which jealousy arose. ‘Joseph and his brothers’ – in the Old Testament or Jewish Bible Book of Genesis ch.37 – 50 and ‘the lost or prodigal son’ in…

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October 2013 – Some Feelings – Talking about happiness

October 2013 – Some Feelings – Talking about happiness This issue offers a variety of information and background about what has been thought and written about the question of happiness.

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September 2013 – Some Feelings – Talking about fear

September 2013 – Some Feelings – Talking about fear This issue helps children to explore their fears and perhaps understand and accept them a little better. It also looks at how fear affects us. Our worst fears may go back to something that happened to us in the past. It looks at how we can…

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August 2013 – Some Feelings – Talking about love

August 2013 – Some Feelings – Talking about love This issue offers a variety of ways to explore with children what love means.

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July 2013 – Some Feelings – talking about anger

July 2013 – Some Feelings – talking about anger Anger is an emotion most of us will experience regularly in our lives. It is said that it is very important that children experience strong emotions whilst growing up in order to learn to live with them and become emotionally competent individuals.

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June 2013 – Some Feelings – Talking about sadness

June 2013 – Some Feelings – Talking about sadness This issue of Journeys in the Spirit offers some suggestions of how we might offer children the opportunity to talk about what makes them sad and to explore the importance of acknowledging and talking about it.

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May 2013 – Difficult Questions – Using animals in science

May 2013 – Difficult Questions – Using animals in science This issue raises the question of how we react to the use of animals for scientific research that is aimed at improving the lives of humans and other animals.

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April 2013 – Difficult Questions – How can I talk about being a Quaker?

April 2013 – Difficult Questions – How can I talk about being a Quaker? In this issue we will explore how we might encourage children to speak about their own experience of worship and of living by Quaker values, looking at what is important to them, what they cherish and what they sometimes find difficult.

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2013 Swarthmore Lecture (Audio)

Gerald shares his understanding of our corporate inward journey to life and truth and explored how we can we find for ourselves the central experience at the heart of Quakerism.

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March 2013 – Difficult Questions – When is it right to break the rules?

March 2013 – Difficult Questions – When is it right to break the rules? This topic offers children an opportunity to discuss in a safe place whether rules are always good, what to do when they, or someone else, breaks the rule, and when it is right to break a rule.

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February 2013 – Difficult Questions – Other Religions

February 2013 – Difficult Questions – Other Religions This issue of Journey in Spirit invites those preparing to work with children or in all-age settings to embark on an exciting journey of discovery with people of all ages, to uncover some of the beauty in other religions, explore shades of faiths and find out what…

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January 2013 – Difficult Questions – What about violence?

January 2013 – Difficult Questions – What about violence? This issue looks at our understanding and feelings about violence. We cope with peace, pacifism and the gentle side of our nature. We have many thoughts and ideas of how to explore this with children but looking at violence is more problematic. Yet we live in…

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December 2012 – The Five Senses – Sight

December 2012 – The Five Senses – Sight The human eye is the organ which gives us the sense of sight, allowing us to learn more about the surrounding world than we do with any of the other four senses.

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November 2012 – The Five Senses – Taste

November 2012 – The Five Senses – Taste The senses play a vital role in a child’s overall development. They act together to give interesting and vital experiences which stimulate the brain. The sense of taste is linked with that of smell and and sight, especially colour.

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October 2012 – The Five Senses – Hearing

October 2012 – The Five Senses – Hearing Hearing or listening is active or passive. We do it passively all the time and only sometimes do we do it actively.

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September 2012 – The Five Senses – Smell

September 2012 – The Five Senses – Smell In this issue of Journey’s in the Spirit we are going to look at smell and danger, smell and pleasure and smell and memory.

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August 2012 – The Five Senses – Touch

August 2012 – The Five Senses – Touch The next five issues look at the five senses of touch, smell, hearing, taste and sight. The senses play a vital role in a child’s overall development. A baby is stimulated by sights and sounds around, by new tastes and smells. A baby responds to touch and…

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July 2012 – Some Bible Stories – Jesus and the children

July 2012 – Some Bible Stories – Jesus and the children Having shared many Quaker and bible stories with children in my meeting, the one that brings out the most wonder and excitement is Jesus welcomes the children: Mark 10:13-16; Matthew 19:13; and Luke 18:15-17. There is awe, too, that such a revered person would…

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June 2012 – Some Bible Stories – Moses

June 2012 – Some Bible Stories – Moses Read Exodus, the second book of the Old Testament. You may have children’s bibles in your meeting house. These are worth looking at as they will often have sections of the story, summarized into bite size chunks.

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May 2012 – Some Bible Stories – Jesus and the great picnic

May 2012 – Some Bible Stories – Jesus and the great picnic This issue tells the story of a boy who meets Jesus, who brings his gift and becomes part of a moment of extraordinary transformation.

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April 2012 – Some Bible Stories – David and Goliath

April 2012 – Some Bible Stories – David and Goliath The story of David and Goliath is written in the Bible in the Old Testament, 1 Samuel 17. The stories in the Old Testament are part of a violent history of the land that stretched from Egypt, through Canaan, Mesopotamia and Babylonia.

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March 2012 – Some Bible Stories – The lost sheep and the lost son

March 2012 – Some Bible Stories – The lost sheep and the lost son This issue gives suggestions and ideas to explore with children their understanding of two parables from the New Testament in the Bible. There are two stories which have similar themes – The Lost Sheep and the Lost (Prodigal) son. The Lost…

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2012 Swarthmore Lecture (Audio)

The 2012 Swarthmore Lecture was given by Rachel Brett a Quaker and a human rights lawyer who works at the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) in Geneva, where she is Representative for Human Rights and Refugees.

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February 2012 – Some Bible Stories – The story of creation

February 2012 – Some Bible Stories – The story of creation The creation story can be a difficult and controversial one both for adults as well as children. Few believe in the literal seven day Creation but it can be a good basis for starting to look at where we all come from.

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January 2012 – Some Bible Stories – An introduction

January 2012 – Some Bible Stories – An introduction This issue is the first in Journeys in the Spirit children’s work edition series 7 – ‘Some Bible stories’. The Bible is a Big Book. It’s full of stories, poetry, parables and song.

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December 2011 – More Quaker Stories – Three Quaker Scientists

December 2011 – More Quaker Stories – Three Quaker Scientists This issue looks at the work of three Quaker scientists: Priscilla Wakefield, Kathleen Lonsdale, and Jocelyn Burnell. Priscilla was a botanist, who wrote books for children and young people. Kathleen was an expert in crystallography (the science of examining crystals). Jocelyn is an astronomer, renowned for her…

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November 2011 – More Quaker Stories – Bertha Bracey

November 2011 – More Quaker Stories – Bertha Bracey This issue tells the story of one Quaker woman who helped with the Kindertransport, Bertha Bracey. This issue shares the story of what happened to some of those children, 70 years ago. Many people alive today owe their lives to Bertha Bracey.

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October 2011 – More Quaker Stories – Lucretia Mott

October 2011 – More Quaker Stories – Lucretia Mott Lucretia Mott was an American Quaker (1793 -1880) who was committed to living her faith in action and was very important in campaigns about the slave trade, the rights of Native Americans, education, and women’s rights.

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September 2011 – More Quaker Stories – Waldo Williams

September 2011 – More Quaker Stories – Waldo Williams Although Waldo is little-known outside Wales, both his life and his poetry are truly inspirational, with messages which are particularly poignant for Quakers of all ages.

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August 2011 – More Quaker Stories – Benjamin Lay

August 2011 – More Quaker Stories – Benjamin Lay In Burlington Meeting in 1738, Benjamin Lay came in clothed as a soldier with a sword. He detailed the evils of slavery and then pierced a bible with the sword. Concealed in it was a bladder filled with red juice that splattered onto Friends sitting near him,…

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July 2011 – More Quaker Stories – George Fox

July 2011 – More Quaker Stories – George Fox This issue looks at the life and teachings of George Fox. This issue tries to encapsulate the story of George’s life, the essence of what he believed, and how his beliefs became the foundation of Quakerism.

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June 2011 – More Quaker Stories – Jack Hoyland, Quaker and bear maker

June 2011 – More Quaker Stories – Jack Hoyland, Quaker and bear maker This issue tells the story of a remarkable Quaker called John Hoyland, Jack to his friends, whose whole life was spent helping people. He was a parent, teacher, sportsman, poet, author of sixty books, and he made bears! The bear making came much…

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May 2011 – Advices and Queries – Kindness and Justice

May 2011 – Advices and Queries – Kindness and Justice Advices and queries 33 is extremely wide-ranging. It is about discrimination, social responsibility, tolerance, compassion, taking stands, being an active Quaker, and much more. This issue helps children explore what is most relevant or important to them.

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April 2011 – Advices and Queries – Dealing with Conflict

April 2011 – Advices and Queries – Dealing with Conflict These are challenging advices, dealing with concepts such as prejudice, forgiveness, reconciliation, and empathy. They look at our approach to conflict, both as individuals and as Quakers. Working with conflict is both reflective and active. It takes us deeply inside ourselves in the silence, recognising that…

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March 2011 – Advices and Queries – Death and Dying

March 2011 – Advices and Queries – Death and Dying This issue reflects on Advices and Queries 30, the only one that mentions death. While the idea of contemplating death may seem unrealistic for children, unless they are ill, all children need to know that it is acceptable to speak openly about death.

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2011 Swarthmore Lecture (Audio)

The 2011 Swarthmore Lecture given by Pam Lunn addresses the unsustainability of the way we all live in the industrialised West.

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February 2011 – Advices and Queries – The Simple Life

February 2011 – Advices and Queries – The Simple Life In a culture that values having ‘things’ almost more than anything, this issue offers ways to help children think about their views, behaviour, and what Quakers say.

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January 2011 – Advices and Queries – Quaker Marriages and Partnerships

January 2011 – Advices and Queries – Quaker Marriages and Partnerships A wedding is a joyous occasion held in the presence of family and friends who witness the couples’ intention to cherish each other for life. This issue gives ways to talk about marriage, and partnership, and how Quakers celebrate both.

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December 2010 – Advices and Queries – What Makes us Happy?

December 2010 – Advices and Queries – What Makes us Happy? These are tough issues to raise with children because, as adults, we have to be careful not to moralise and create guilt. This advice fits very nicely with the Testimony to Simplicity.

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November 2010 – Advices and Queries – Honesty, Truth and Integrity

November 2010 – Advices and Queries – Honesty, Truth and Integrity These principles relate to deep-seated Quaker beliefs. If we believe there is that of God in every person then we cannot take advantage of others by acting dishonestly. As Quakers, we see ourselves as stewards of our possessions, so that we have to act…

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October 2010 – Advices and Queries – Stillness and Opening

October 2010 – Advices and Queries – Stillness and Opening This issue of Journeys in the Spirit looks at Advices and Queries 3, which is about silence, stillness, and listening inwardly. It also introduces this series.

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September 2010 – Our Quaker Stories

September 2010 – Our Quaker Stories This is the last issue in this series on ‘Our Quaker Stories’. Here we look back over the sixteen issues and also offer some simple ways for children to think about, and record, their personal stories.

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August 2010 – Quaker Stories – Bayard Rustin

August 2010 – Quaker Stories – Bayard Rustin This issue is about Bayard Rustin, an African-American Quaker, who expressed his faith in action, challenging inequalities, and responding to racism and prejudice non-violently. He worked closely with Martin Luther King in the organisation of the huge rally where King gave his ‘I have a dream’ speech. This story…

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July 2010 – Quaker Stories – Pilgrimage

July 2010 – Quaker Stories – Pilgrimage Pilgrimages are journeys: they are special journeys, to special places. Where you are going and often how your travel is important. This issue focuses on pilgrimage, both for Quakers and for other faiths.

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June 2010 – Quaker Stories – Luke Howard

June 2010 – Quaker Stories – Luke Howard Imagine a time when you laid on some soft grass, looking up at the clouds, and watched the white wisps drift into identifiable shapes which then disintegrated to reform or scatter.

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May 2010 – Quaker Stories – The Quaker Tapestry

May 2010 – Quaker Stories – The Quaker Tapestry The Quaker Tapestry is a visual chronicle of Quaker life through the centuries, contained within 77 large embroidered panels. Illustrated by 4000 children, women, and men, from fifteen countries between 1981 and 1996, it is now housed at the Friends Meeting House in Kendal. But how…

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April 2010 – Quaker Stories – Luke Cock

April 2010 – Quaker Stories – Luke Cock Luke was a butcher. He was born in 1657. He was not from a Quaker family; he wasn’t a merchant, a landowner, or middle class. He was a noted singer of irreverent songs. He was a Quaker by convincement – not an easy thing in the late…

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March 2010 – Quaker Stories – John Woolman II

March 2010 – Quaker Stories – John Woolman II John Woolman is often talked about as a Quaker “hero”. If we label people as heroic it reduces what they have done, or been, to some kind of personal magic or power that the rest of us don’t have or can’t get. It can deny the struggle…

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February 2010 – Quaker Stories – John Woolman I

February 2010 – Quaker Stories – John Woolman I John Woolman was a Quaker born in America in 1720. Woolman has had a great influence on Quakers and American society. His Journal is a classic in American literature and documents many of his adventures.

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January 2010 – Quaker Stories – Betsy Gurney, Elizabeth Fry

January 2010 – Quaker Stories – Betsy Gurney, Elizabeth Fry In stories about Quakers, we can often become lost in their accomplishments and no longer see the individual with personal strengths and weaknesses, joys, and sorrows, doing their best to live their faith in action.

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December 2009 – Quaker Stories – Bolivia

December 2009 – Quaker Stories – Bolivia This issue looks at the work of one small, Quaker-led, international non-governmental organisation (referred to as an INGO) and its work in the remote Aymara communities of North West Bolivia.

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November 2009 – Quaker Stories – Inner Stories

November 2009 – Quaker Stories – Inner Stories How do we explore the Quaker idea that there is “that of God within‟? That ofGod … inside me? … inside you? … inside them? Is it inside our own self, in our body? Can we live it physically, in reality, in our lives? What does “Inner light‟ really mean?…

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October 2009 – Quaker Stories – The Rodwell Family

October 2009 – Quaker Stories – The Rodwell Family This issue focuses on one Quaker family’s experience of missionary work. The Rodwell family went to China 100 years ago, with the Friends Foreign Mission in China. How Quakers organised things was very different then, although when you read some of the stories the heart of what they…

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September 2009 – Quaker Stories – Burundi

September 2009 – Quaker Stories – Burundi The theme in this issue grows out of Quaker work in Burundi – a country the size of Belgium in the middle of Africa.

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August 2009 – Quaker Stories – John Woolman and Animals

August 2009 – Quaker Stories – John Woolman and Animals Quakers such as John Woolman showed respect for other beings, treating the animals he farmed with dignity and respect. Nowadays, a concern for our fellow sentient beings is expressed among Quakers.

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July 2009 – Quaker Stories – Russia

July 2009 – Quaker Stories – Russia In this issue, we are going to take you on a journey that starts by introducing you to a girl in Moscow called Marfa. We then learn about the theatre project called Krug (‘Circle’) that has supported Marfa to live a fuller life.

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June 2009 – Quaker Stories – The Kindertransport

June 2009 – Quaker Stories – The Kindertransport This edition of Journeys seeks to mark the Quaker role in the Kindertransport, and to tell a largely untold story of courage, generosity, and a welcome to strangers in difficult times.

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May 2009 – Quaker Stories – Benjamin West

May 2009 – Quaker Stories – Benjamin West A single story can present many themes and have different meanings for each person. As you read the story, particular memories or challenges in your own life may surface in your thoughts. Children may identify with similar or different themes.

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April 2009 – Belonging and Joining – Part 2

April 2009 – Belonging and Joining – Part 2 The third series of the Children’s Work edition of Journeys in the Spirit focuses on exploring the concept of Quakers, a people of God. The issues alternate between offering ways for children to learn about, and explore, Quaker spirituality and ways to find out about what Quakers…

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March 2009 – Belonging and Joining – Part 1

March 2009 – Belonging and Joining – Part 1 The third series of the Children’s Work edition of Journeys in the Spirit focuses on exploring the concept of Quakers, a people of God. The issues alternate between offering ways for children to learn about, and explore, Quaker spirituality and ways to find out about what Quakers…

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February 2009 – Quaker Work in South Asia – Part 2

February 2009 – Quaker Work in South Asia – Part 2 The third series of the Children’s Work edition of Journeys in the Spirit focuses on exploring the concept of Quakers, a people of God. The issues alternate between offering ways for children to learn about, and explore, Quaker spirituality and ways to find out about…

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January 2009 – Turning the Tide – Nonviolence Training and Children

January 2009 – Turning the Tide – Nonviolence Training and Children The third series of the Children’s Work edition of Journeys in the Spirit focuses on exploring the concept of Quakers, a people of God. The issues alternate between offering ways for children to learn about, and explore, Quaker spirituality and ways to find out about…

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December 2008 – Quaker Work in South Asia – Part 1

December 2008 – Quaker Work in South Asia – Part 1 The third series of the Children’s Work edition of Journeys in the Spirit focuses on exploring the concept of Quakers, a people of God. The issues alternate between offering ways for children to learn about, and explore, Quaker spirituality and ways to find out about…

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November 2008 – Advices and Queries

November 2008 – Advices and Queries The third series of the Children’s Work edition of Journeys in the Spirit focuses on exploring the concept of Quakers, a people of God. The issues alternate between offering ways for children to learn about, and explore, Quaker spirituality and ways to find out about what Quakers are doing in…

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October 2008 – Stop Bullying – some Quaker ways

October 2008 – Stop Bullying – some Quaker ways The third series of the Children’s Work edition of Journeys in the Spirit focuses on exploring the concept of Quakers, a people of God. The issues alternate between offering ways for children to learn about, and explore, Quaker spirituality and ways to find out about what Quakers…

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September 2008 – Quaker Work in Post-Yugoslavia Countries

September 2008 – Quaker Work in Post-Yugoslavia Countries The third series of the Children’s Work edition of Journeys in the Spirit focuses on exploring the concept of Quakers, a people of God. The issues alternate between offering ways for children to learn about, and explore, Quaker spirituality and ways to find out about what Quakers are…

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August 2008 – Listen, Hear and Act

August 2008 – Listen, Hear and Act The third series of the Children’s Work edition of Journeys in the Spirit focuses on exploring the concept of Quakers, a people of God. The issues alternate between offering ways for children to learn about, and explore, Quaker spirituality and ways to find out about what Quakers are doing…

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July 2008 – Israel/Palestine

July 2008 – Israel/Palestine The third series of the Children’s Work edition of Journeys in the Spirit focuses on exploring the concept of Quakers, a people of God. The issues alternate between offering ways for children to learn about, and explore, Quaker spirituality and ways to find out about what Quakers are doing in the world….

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June 2008 – Prayer

June 2008 – Prayer The third series of the Children’s Work edition of Journeys in the Spirit focuses on exploring the concept of Quakers, a people of God. The issues alternate between offering ways for children to learn about, and explore, Quaker spirituality and ways to find out about what Quakers are doing in the world….

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May 2008 – Peace Work in South Africa

May 2008 – Peace Work in South Africa The third series of the Children’s Work edition of Journeys in the Spirit focuses on exploring the concept of Quakers, a people of God. The issues alternate between offering ways for children to learn about, and explore, Quaker spirituality and ways to find out about what Quakers are…

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April 2008 – What is Meeting for Worship?

April 2008 – What is Meeting for Worship? The third series of the Children’s Work edition of Journeys in the Spirit focuses on exploring the concept of Quakers, a people of God. The issues alternate between offering ways for children to learn about, and explore, Quaker spirituality and ways to find out about what Quakers are…

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March 2008 – Peace Work in the UK

March 2008 – Peace Work in the UK The third series of the Children’s Work edition of Journeys in the Spirit focuses on exploring the concept of Quakers, a people of God. The issues alternate between offering ways for children to learn about, and explore, Quaker spirituality and ways to find out about what Quakers are…

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February 2008 – Stilling, Centring and Listening Inwardly

February 2008 – Stilling, Centring and Listening Inwardly The third series of the Children’s Work edition of Journeys in the Spirit focuses on exploring the concept of Quakers, a people of God. The issues alternate between offering ways for children to learn about, and explore, Quaker spirituality and ways to find out about what Quakers are…

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January 2008 – Quaker United Nations Office

January 2008 – Quake United Nations Office The third series of the Children’s Work edition of Journeys in the Spirit focuses on exploring the concept of Quakers, a people of God. The issues alternate between offering ways for children to learn about, and explore, Quaker spirituality and ways to find out about what Quakers are doing…

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December 2007 – Walk Cheerfully

December 2007 – Walk Cheerfully The third series of the Children’s Work edition of Journeys in the Spirit focuses on exploring the concept of Quakers, a people of God. The issues alternate between offering ways for children to learn about, and explore, Quaker spirituality and ways to find out about what Quakers are doing in the…

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November 2007 – A People of God

November 2007 – A People of God The third series of the Children’s Work edition of Journeys in the Spirit focuses on exploring the concept of Quakers, a people of God. The issues alternate between offering ways for children to learn about, and explore, Quaker spirituality and ways to find out about what Quakers are doing…

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October 2007 – Peace

October 2007 – Peace The second series of the Children’s Work edition of Journeys in the Spirit focuses on exploring Quaker testimonies with children. A commitment to peace is important to Quakers. It is felt to be the right, and only way, to affirm the humanity in every person, even people we don’t like, or…

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September 2007 – Truth

September 2007 – Truth The second series of the Children’s Work edition of Journeys in the Spirit focuses on exploring Quaker testimonies with children. This issue uses a mixture of Bible, Quaker, and other stories to help children consider what this testimony means, both in general and personally. How do you listen for what is true? There are…

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August 2007 – Sustainability

August 2007 – Sustainability The second series of the Children’s Work edition of Journeys in the Spirit focuses on exploring Quaker testimonies with children. Early Quakers had a strong sense of unity with nature, and modern Quakers have responded to the increasing threats to the natural world with a growing sense of love and care…

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July 2007 – Equality

July 2007 – Equality The second series of the Children’s Work edition of Journeys in the Spirit focuses on exploring Quaker testimonies with children. The Quaker testimony to equality is grounded in our own experience of being loved and valued by God for who we are. This issue has all sorts of different ways to…

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June 2007 – Simplicity

June 2007 – Simplicity The second series of the Children’s Work edition of Journeys in the Spirit focuses on exploring Quaker testimonies with children. This offers ways to work with children on finding out howto think about simplicity, and how to make time and space in our lives for what is really important.

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May 2007 – The Downwards

May 2007 – The Downwards The first series of the Children’s Work edition of Journeys in the Spirit focuses on exploring spirituality with children. There are four directions to our spiritual journey: inwards to ourselves; outwards to others; upwards or further inwards towards God, the deeper mystery; downwards to the world we live in. Children often…

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April 2007 – The Upwards

April 2007 – The Upwards The first series of the Children’s Work edition of Journeys in the Spirit focuses on exploring spirituality with children. There are four directions to our spiritual journey: inwards to ourselves; outwards to others; upwards or further inwards towards God, the deeper mystery; downwards to the world we live in. This focuses…

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March 2007 – The Outwards

March 2007 – The Outwards The first series of the Children’s Work edition of Journeys in the Spirit focuses on exploring spirituality with children. There are four directions to our spiritual journey: inwards to ourselves; outwards to others; upwards or further inwards towards God, the deeper mystery; downwards to the world we live in. This offers…

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January 2007 – The Inwards

January 2007 – The Inwards The first series of the Children’s Work edition of Journeys in the Spirit focuses on exploring spirituality with children. There are four directions to our spiritual journey: inwards to ourselves; outwards to others; upwards or further inwards towards God, the deeper mystery; downwards to the world we live in. This issue…

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