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

We are told that in our spoken ministry we should not be political, but from the beginnings Quakers have not been afraid to become involved in politics if that was needed to further moral and...

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Climate and security

Climate and security

    Dale Hess, Victoria Regional MeetingThis article is based on a talk given at the QPLC webinar on 30 April, 2022National security has been a key issue in the federal election. The...

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Reflections on a train from Geneva

Reflections on a train from Geneva

Tim Gee, General Secretary of the Friends World Committee for ConsultationI write from a train, on the way from Geneva, following the Quaker United Nations Committee in support of the teams who...

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Yuggera Boys Home

Yuggera Boys Home

    Lindsay Vieth, Queensland Regional MeetingThe gully on the Brisbane Meeting House land allows water to flow to Enoggera Creek, fed by Enoggera reservoir, and over a few ridges lies the...

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Know thy Friend

Know thy Friend

Diana Pittock, Victoria RegionalMeetingPelicans! The beginning of my river of life. My life ahead was not planned but evolved, perhaps from an awareness which began at 5, when I saw for the first...

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A brief journey back in time

A brief journey back in time

Michael Corbett, Queensland Regional MeetingMy association with Friends at the Kelvin Grove Meeting House goes back over 40 years. During that time there have been many different scenarios by which...

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Noted

This is our regular feature in which we briefly record interesting publications and websites that have come to our attention. Inclusion of an item in this format does not preclude a possible longer...

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Editorial

“Holding in the Light” is a commonly used Quaker expression which has added significance in these troubled times.  Sometime it just seems to mean “I’ll be thinking of you”, but some Friends find a...

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Some fruits of spiritual preparation

Some fruits of spiritual preparation

Tim Gee, Friends World Committee for Consultation"When the Friends World Committee for Consultation announced that for their next General Secretary they would like me, my first response was joy –...

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