The Australian Friend

Journal of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Australia

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The Australian Friend is the official journal of The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Australia Inc. It has been continuously published since 1887. There are four issues per year, in March, June, September and December.

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Editorial

Editorial

EditorialAt last, we are on line with our June issue.  We've been plagued with technical problems which has necessitated a complete site rebuild.  We thank Danni Green of Black Cactus Creative for...

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Know Thy Friend: Jo Vallentine

Know Thy Friend: Jo Vallentine

Peter Jones, Tasmania Regional Meeting   Jo comes from a conservative farming background in the Western Australian wheat belt and attended a Catholic boarding school, but her outlook on life...

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Positive Peace and Makaratta

Positive Peace and Makaratta

David Evans, South Australia and Northern Territory Region Meeting Positive Peace  War in the Pacific ended in 1945 when I was nine years old, and as a stamp collector I bought blocks of four of the...

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Our aging Society

Our aging Society

Tessa Spratt and Ginnie Allwood, Victoria Regional Meeting[1] As a birthright Member of the Society of 82 years standing, over the last few years, I have felt like a lone voice in the wilderness....

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Conscientious objection 

Conscientious objection 

David Purnell, Canberra Regional Meeting, and Quaker Peace and Legislation Committee The Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) has recently released a publication on International Standards on...

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Quaker Meeting

Quaker Meeting

  Silence No sound. Presence permeates space, gentles anxiety, Lifts all our stumblings From the week that’s past and offers us new possibilities. We hold each other in this tender Light, and...

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Poems

Poems Justin Simpson, New South Wales Regional Meeting In Silence Together Quietly we listento the whispering windgaze softlyat the wind-swept oceanconcentrate deeplyon the vast horizon (silent...

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Songs for a Quaker Choir

Songs for a Quaker Choir New words by Janice Blakeney, Tasmania Regional MeetingThe Sound of Silence - Revisited with apologies to Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel Come to Meeting with the Friends,All...

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