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

In this issue, as we approach George Fox’s 400th birthday,  we look back to past spiritual guides, and forward to see how our ancient testimonies can be applied to the current state of the world....

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Remembering Rufus Jones

Remembering Rufus Jones

      Anne Udy, New South Wales Regional Meeting This article is based on a talk given by Anne to the Wahroonga Local Meeting There is a misunderstanding about my connections with...

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Know thy Friend: Harold Wilkinson

Know thy Friend: Harold Wilkinson

Harold Wilkinson Peter Jones, Tasmania Regional MeetingHarold Wilkinson was born in Western Australia, coming from a farming family there. His father, Laurie, was an Anglican while mother, Nancy,...

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A vibrant exchange

A vibrant exchange

Young Israel Izere, Kwibuka Yearly Meeting, BurundiWe rarely include items from overseas, but we thought this article provided a good insight into different Quaker traditions in different parts of...

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Doubt

Doubt

Noël Staples, Peterborough Meeting, Cambridgeshire Area Meeting, UKI don’t suppose any of us would claim to be without doubt.  The 18th century French philosopher René Descartes said there was only...

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Noted

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

Editorial

Australia faces a critical decision, perhaps a spiritual rather than a political decision.  On 14 October we must decide whether we will amend our constitution to officially confess that our First...

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Australia’s Integrity Crisis

Australia’s Integrity Crisis

Possum Hodgkin, Canberra and Regional QuakersAustralia is at a critical risk of losing its integrity. Trust in institutions is low, and we struggle to agree on basic truths of reality.  Democracy...

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