Category Archives: Quaker history

FWCC Arts Calendar 2018 to celebrate Quaker Peacemaking

For the artists among us, FWCC is partnering with Linda Murgatroyd to produce an arts calendar for 2018 celebrating Quaker Peacemaking around the world. We are keen to include artworks reflecting Quaker peacemaking around the world, and of different kinds, in a … Continue reading

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World Quaker Day — 2 October; Quaker Week — 1-9 October

Britain Yearly Meeting is holding Quaker Week from 1-9 October, with the theme: Working together to build a better world. Their support material is on the BYM website. FWCC is using the theme “Inspired by Faith, Witnessing the World”. They have a … Continue reading

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4 Things We Can All Learn From One Of America’s Oldest Religious Communities

The Third Metric, part of the Huffington Post, describes its focus as ‘Redefining Success Beyond Money & Power’. On 14 August 2015 it published an article focusing on the Quaker approach to living. The article starts: “Sunlight pours into the … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Light that is Shining, An introduction to the Quakers, 3rd edition by Harvey Gillman

A Light that is Shining: An introduction to the Quakers, 3rd edition (2003) by Harvey Gillman  Quaker Books, London Book Review by Jeanne Viljoen, Pretoria Worship Group Gillman wrote the book as Outreach Secretary for Quakers in Britain and he intended it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Betsy — The dramatic biography of prison reformer Elizabeth Fry

Betsy: The dramatic biography of prison reformer Elizabeth Fry by Jean Hatton Book Review by Amanda Gibberd, Pretoria Worship Group I came across this book during Meeting one Sunday around March last year. I’d read a news article on the … Continue reading

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Quakers in South Africa

Quakers in South Africa have always been a small group, but with an influence that far outstrips their size. Today they are still actively concerned with justice, peacemaking, development, education and political activism. Read about Quakerism in South Africa — … Continue reading

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Quakers: The faith forgotten in its hometown

It was the faith of two US presidents and several prominent UK industrialists, yet the origins of the Quaker religion are little known today by people living in the English town where it began. However, a new heritage trail targeting … Continue reading

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Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the origins of Quakerism

This is a very interesting 45 min BBC radio programme about early Friends. It is Melvin Bragg in discussion with three historians. Fascinating to get the historic account from professional historians. Well worth a listen. Click here to hear the … Continue reading

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