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

In this issue we feature the voices of young people. The theme in every case is the state of our environment, and their fears for the future. How are we to respond to their fears, and our own? How...

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Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Australia, will be held at 3 pm on Sunday 16 January 2022 in an online meeting, via Zoom. For the meeting details please...

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The Peter Jones Peace Prize

The Peter Jones Peace Prize

Ayah Anwer, The Friends SchoolPeace its own prize The Peter Jones Peace Prize is held annually at Friends’ High School. It’s a writing competition in which students submit poems, reflections, essays...

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Update: AUKUS Opposition

Update: AUKUS Opposition

On 16 September 2021, the Australia-UK-US trilateral security pact (AUKUS) was jointly announced by the leaders of the three countries. Although the public focus of the Pact has been primarily on...

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The Kingdom of God Is Near?

The Kingdom of God Is Near?

Rae Litting, New South Wales Regional MeetingThere are many references in the Gospels to the Kingdom of God.  In Matthew’s gospel, the preaching about the Kingdom of God begins with John the...

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Soul Strangled

To sit with a soulA soul rent apartA soul shatteredA soul without hopeTo sit with such a soulAnd listen to tornRemembranceOf a spent flameFlickering angrilyUntil the splutter stopsWith will...

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Editorial

We have had our second Yearly Meeting by zoom.  The articles in this issue show how we have improved our technical skills, and completed our essential business.  Discussions at Yearly Meeting...

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