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

Recently I attended the funeral of Jean Talbot, for many years the anonymous poetry editor of The Australian Friend.  Towards the end of the service we sang a hymn which I was familiar with, but had...

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Hope for Asylum Seekers

Hope for Asylum Seekers

        Jill Parris, Victoria Regional Meeting About four years ago I had a nudge to do something about refugees with Quakers, so called a meeting to hold the issue in the light....

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Know thy Friend: Adrian Glamorgan

Know thy Friend: Adrian Glamorgan

Adrian Glamorgan Peter Jones, Tasmania Regional MeetingAdrian was born in South Wales: his first years were on the Gower Peninsula, near Abertawe (Swansea). This ancient, rural and officially...

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Book Review: In Putin’s Footsteps

Book Review: In Putin’s Footsteps

Nina Krushcheva and Jeffrey Tayler write that the key to understanding Russia`s geopolitics, its people and its leaders, are the nation`s faith and giant territory. With respect to the former, when...

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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

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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