Category Archives: Modern living

SAQN — September 2017 edition available

The latest edition of the SA Quaker News is now available on our Publications page. Contents include: Report on MYRM Quakers Thinking, including a piece on surviving the devastation of having one’s home destroyed by fire Quakers (and others) in … Continue reading

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Summer issue of Quaker Concern examines physical punishment of kids

Other articles include: Working for Peace in Burundi What’s in a Typical Day at the UN? Bridge of Hope My Summer with CFSC Click here to read them.

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Welcoming families in meetings

How do we rejoice in the presence of children in our meetings and nurture their spiritual growth? Alistair Fuller shares in a Quakers in Britain blog how his meeting took small steps to welcome his family. Some thoughts on our … Continue reading

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Campaigning for change: In it for the long haul

Paul Parker is Recording Clerk of Quakers in Britain, the closest the 13,000-strong Quaker community gets to a chief executive. Based at Friends House in Euston, he is responsible for Quakers’ work on peace, social justice and sustainability, and for … Continue reading

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Are Quakers guilty of the sin of pride?

A thoughtful article by an American Quaker, shared by Nancy Fee. Click the link below to read it. Are Quakers Guilty of the Sin of Pride?

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Nuclear weapons ban treaty adopted

A treaty to rid the world of nuclear weapons was formally adopted today at the United Nations. Quaker observers hailed the historic treaty as a huge step, saying such weapons of mass destruction should be illegal and unacceptable. Read the … Continue reading

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UK Judicial review examines right to ethical investments

Today the UK High Court ruled that local councils can use ethical investment criteria in making investment decisions. British Yearly Meeting joined in this legal action. Read the article.

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The spiritual context of stewardship

Barbara Hays of Chichester LM delivered the keynote address at the Annual Conference of Treasurers 2016. The transcript of the address below is a useful starting point to help us question how we can use our own resources more imaginatively … Continue reading

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South Africa — Be Heard: SACC Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6 APRIL 2017 SOUTH AFRICA – BE HEARD: SACC JOHANNESBURG: The South African Council of Churches (SACC), following its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of Wednesday 5 April 2017 has revisited its statement of almost a year ago … Continue reading

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CWMM response to SACC letter on Xenophobia

This statement on xenophobia from Cape Western Quakers is issued in response to the letter from the SACC posted on 27 February 2017. Statement on Xenophobia The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) notes with deep and prayerful concern the increasing and rising manifestations … Continue reading

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