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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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Know thy Friend: Nelson File

Know thy Friend: Nelson File

    Peter Jones, Tasmania Regional MeetingNelson FileNelson File is best known as the current Principal of the Friends’ School in Hobart, but what is little known to Australian Friends is...

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Christmas, Quakers, and Incarnation

Christmas, Quakers, and Incarnation

  Helen Gould, New South Wales Regional MeetingEarly Friends did not believe in times and seasons, because every time was sacred.  However, they were passionate about Incarnation – the divine...

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The Jan de Voogd Peace Fund

The Jan de Voogd Peace Fund

Jan de Voogd Jan de Voogd, a Quaker Peace activist, died in 2021 leaving his estate to be spent on projects which foster peace and social justice. The bequest is administered by the NSW Regional...

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Where was God?

Where was God?

  Kaye Wright, Victoria Regional MeetingWarning: This article contains details of abuse that may disturb some readers. Julie and I have a friend named Judy (not her real name) who was raped by...

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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

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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