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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Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Australia, will be held at 3pm AEDT on Sunday 22 January 2023 in an online meeting, via Zoom. For the meeting details...

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Editorial

A recurring theme in this month’s issue is the need to take care of ourselves physically, mentally and spiritually.  The needs of the world are many, and our concerns are many.  But to tackle these...

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Openings and closings

Openings and closings

Bruce Henry, Victoria Regional Meeting and Presiding Clerk Openings and Closings for me Most people wonder if the job they have is right for them. Parker Palmer struggled to find his vocation. He...

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A letter to Quakers

A letter to Quakers

Rowe Morrow, New South Wales Regional MeetingHomeNovember 9th, 2022  Dear Friends:   “I learned that I have a community larger than me, than us, seeking to have the same common future: of hope,...

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Know Thy Friend: Aletia Dundas

Know Thy Friend: Aletia Dundas

Aletia Dundas Peter Jones, Tasmania Regional MeetingAlthough Aletia has frequently been thought of as a birth right Friend, her parents only joined Wahroonga Meeting after hearing about Quakers on a...

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Future Proofing

Future Proofing

Sue Parritt, Victoria Regional MeetingMark and I have been making plans together since the late 1960s, when we visited Australia House during our 3-day London honeymoon to apply for assisted...

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Such is Life

Such is Life

David Swain, New South Wales Regional MeetingWhen a person possessed of an active mind explores nature, or ponders in imagination the broad range of organic creation, no single one among the...

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